Executive Management Team
President & CEO
Bob Curcio assumed the position of President & CEO of Tidewater Holdings, Inc. in June 2013. Prior to joining Tidewater, Bob was the Senior Vice President, Subsea Systems Capital Projects for GE Oil & Gas. For two years prior to this, Bob managed the P&L for the +1Bil Subsea Systems business, which included the execution of large EPC contracts for subsea trees, manifolds, connection systems, control systems, flow assurance, subsea power distribution and subsea processing.
Prior to GE Oil & Gas, Bob was an officer of NATCO since May 1998. In 2008, he was named Executive Vice President-Integrated Engineered Solutions and Corporate Technology. He served in various management roles such as; Sr. Vice President, Gas Products Segment and Corporate Technology and Sr. Vice President Technology where he was responsible for building a portfolio of technologies through identifying and executing technology-focused acquisitions, managing internal research and developments, and third party licensing. Prior to joining NATCO, Mr. Curcio spent 20 years at Exxon Corporation and its affiliates, holding various positions in marketing, corporate development and M&A, engineering and manufacturing management.
At Tidewater, Bob is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, and helping to ensure the company's goal of maintaining operational excellence and incident free operations. Bob will be instrumental in expanding and positioning the company for continued success by focusing on business growth through strategic planning and business development opportunities.
Mr. Curcio received his undergraduate at the University of Connecticut in Chemical and Material Sciences Engineering. He completed his MPT program at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, in Houston. During his career, he has held various directing roles or as a member of GPA, SPE, AIChE, and NPRA.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Business Development
Jim McGovern was named Tidewater’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Business Development in May 2017 and is a member of Tidewater’s Executive Management Team.
At Tidewater, Jim is responsible for leading the finance, information technology, treasury and risk management operations. Additionally, Jim works closely with the Executive Management Team to identify and pursue acquisitions that complement the company’s overall growth strategy.
Jim comes to Tidewater with over 30 years of domestic and international business experience primarily in manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining Tidewater, Jim was the Chief Financial Officer for the Neil Jones Food Company, a large privately held food processing business with facilities employing over 2,500 employees and distribution operations across North America. Prior to that, Jim worked in the metals recycling industry for Schnitzer Steel Industries from 2004 – 2012. As Director for Business Development and Integration, Jim helped drive Schnitzer’s merger and acquisition activities by identifying and valuing target companies, overseeing integration and working with the acquiring business unit to achieve the expected financial returns.
Jim also spent time in the building products industry with Louisiana-Pacific Corporation from 1995 – 2004. He held various operating roles, including business unit general management, product development and controller for the Oriented Strand Board business after starting on their internal audit team. He began his career in finance as a Plant Controller with Georgia Pacific Corporation after which he worked for the Black and Decker Corporation as an internal audit manager.
Jim received his undergraduate degree in accounting and marketing and his MBA from the University of Portland.
Vice President & COO
Bruce Reed was named Tidewater’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2011. He oversees the company's tug and barge operations and is also a member of Tidewater’s executive management team.
Bruce joined Tidewater with over 30 years experience in the marine industry. His most recent position was as GM of Northwest Harbor Services for Foss Maritime in Seattle, WA. During his career he also held the positions of VP of Operations, in charge of all
Foss' tug and barge fleet, and VP of Marine Transportation. During his tenure as VP of Operations, he led the implementation and certification of Foss’ Safety Management and Quality Compliance systems. He was also the lead on contract negotiations with the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Masters Mates and Pilots, Seamen’s Union of the Pacific and Marine Engineer Beneficial Association. He was a trustee of the Inlandboatmen’s Union pension and health care trusts for many years.
At Tidewater, Bruce is responsible for the operations, maintenance, and dispatch departments, in addition to providing managerial oversight for a vessel crew of over 115 employees. Bruce has been a key advisor on the dispatch automation system project and his expertise was instrumental in guiding the company's labor relations activities, resulting in the successful renegotiation of two labor contracts. Bruce has formed excellent relationships with employees and continues to focus on promoting attention to operating in accordance with the company’s mission and values, with a particular emphasis on safety and incident free operations.
Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lewis & Clark College and has been active in numerous industry organizations.
William H. (Bill) Collins
Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security
Bill Collins was named Tidewater’s Director of EHS&S in April 2012. Bill oversees the company’s environmental, health, safety, security and quality programs and is also a member of Tidewater's Executive Management Team.
Bill brings 18 years of experience managing regulatory compliance to Tidewater. Prior to joining Tidewater, Bill managed compliance for ConocoPhillips' petroleum storage/distribution terminals and pipeline
facilities in Oregon and Washington. He has also held the position of senior scientist/compliance specialist with several earth and environmental consulting firms in the Pacific Northwest. His experience includes multi-media environmental compliance and reporting, auditing EHS policies, procedures and regulations, and supporting operations through permitting marine structure construction and repair, maintenance dredging, and pipeline installations and reroutes.
At Tidewater, the EHS&S department is the steward of the company’s strategic goal of incident free operations, and to this end, Bill has focused his group toward implementing a behavioral-based safety management system, developing a Comprehensive Management System to manage the company’s policies and procedures, developing an electronic task-based compliance management system to ensure regulatory compliance, and compiling and tracking a list of EHS&S key performance indicators for evaluating continuous improvement.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and Master of Science degrees from the University of Florida and the University of New Orleans emphasizing geophysics and hydrogeology. He is also a licensed geologist/hydrogeologist in Washington, Oregon, and Florida.
Achieving our goals starts with a firm foundation, and we believe that our employees really do make the difference. Tidewater employs over 300 full-time personnel. Our staff encompasses a wide variety of areas in the maritime, terminal, and ship-cleaning business, including administrative, operations, maintenance, safety/environmental, finance, human resources, and vessel crews.
We are proud of our team of talented, dedicated and skilled employees. Many of our employees have over 20 years of employment experience within our company. This record of extraordinary tenure is a testament to our dedication toward our customers, each other and our company's guiding principles of operation.
Tidewater is proud to carry on its long standing commitment to charitable giving and non-profit support. In addition to our corporate charitable giving program, Tidewater has an employee matching program that is designed to acknowledge and support our employees’ commitment to charitable giving and helps their donations make an even bigger impact to the non-profits that are important to them.
Tidewater's giving program has supported several organizations in our community including:
American Red Cross of SW Washington
Clark County Parks Foundation
Clark County Skills Center
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Columbia Springs Environmental Center
Fort Vancouver National Historical Trust
Innovative Services of Clark County
Loaves & Fishes
Open House Family Shelter
Oregon Maritime Museum
Susan Komen Race for the Cure
Vancouver Rotary Foundation
Virginia Mason Foundation