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Posing after the Puget Sound PMC annual luncheon are (from left) Alaska Tanker Labor Relations Team Leader Bill Cole, PMC Trustee Joe Vincenzo, Alaska Tanker President & CEO and PMC Maritime Person of the Year Anil Mathur, and PMC President Vince O’Halloran.

Posing after the Puget Sound PMC annual luncheon are (from left) Alaska Tanker Labor Relations Team Leader Bill Cole, PMC Trustee Joe Vincenzo, Alaska Tanker President & CEO and PMC Maritime Person of the Year Anil Mathur, and PMC President Vince O’Halloran.

More than 125 people participated on May 30 in the annual Puget Sound Ports Council luncheon in which the head of union-contracted Alaska Tanker Company was named the council’s Maritime Person of the Year.

Anil Mathur, who serves as president and CEO of the U.S-flag operation, saluted all those who work for the company to make it a success. He spoke about how important it is to have good and solid labor/management relations. Mathur also spoke of how proud he is that Alaska Tanker is a safe workplace as well as safe for the environment.

PMC President Vince O’Halloran noted that among those in attendance were representatives from the local shipping industry; from federal, state and local government offices; and from the labor community including Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson and Puget Sound Metal Trades Council Secretary-Treasurer Harry Thompson.

Held at the Catholic Seaman’s Club in Seattle, O’Halloran added, “We were very happy with the way it went. It was a pretty good success.”