SeaCube Container Leasing has announced the appointment of Robert F. Sappio to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective June 6.
Sappio will be based in SeaCube’s headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and brings extensive international experience in the shipping and intermodal transportation industry to his new role. He joined SeaCube as Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and has since led the company’s efforts in sales and marketing, customer service, procurement, strategic planning and investment strategy. Prior to SeaCube, Sappio held positions as President of the Americas Region for Rickmers-Linie and Managing Director for Alvarez & Marsal. Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, He spent nearly 30 years at APL, serving most recently as Senior Vice President where he was responsible for all of APL’s commercial activities in the Trans-Pacific, Trans-Atlantic and Latin American regions.
“Bob has been instrumental in leading SeaCube through a challenging industry environment with a combination of highly relevant experience and demonstrated leadership,” said SeaCube board director Jeff Markusson.
SeaCube is also pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh MacDiarmid to Chair of the Board; he has been a director of the company since 2013 and has served as interim CEO for the past four months. MacDiarmid has a diverse range of executive and professional experiences that includes serving as Chair of Terrestrial Energy, President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada, President & CEO of Laidlaw Transit, and Executive Vice-President, Commercial of Canadian Pacific Railway.
“Hugh brings deep executive experience, industry knowledge, and a strong understanding of the company to his new role. We would like to thank Hugh for his continued service to SeaCube and his leadership over the last four months as interim CEO,” Mr. Markusson said. “The Board of Directors has the utmost confidence in the entire SeaCube organisation and executive team. We are confident that we have put in place the leadership structure required to take the company forward to a bright future in the container leasing industry,” he said.