Tim Ritz has over 30 years’ maritime experience spanning six of the seven seas, including 15 years at sea, and 20+ years ashore in various leadership positions. From 1987 to 2000, Tim was employed by Alcoa Steamship Company, the marine transportation arm of Alcoa, lastly as Manager of Bulk Trades. From 2001 to 2005 Tim was employed by BP Shipping (USA) initially as a Chartering Specialist and in 2003 he was named Regional Marine Superintendent Americas responsible for tanker operations and crisis management in the Western Hemisphere. In 2005 he managed the first Gulf of Mexico shuttle tanker operations. From 2006 to 2010 Tim was employed by BP North America in various operational assurance and commercial marine roles including Marine Operations Manager and Marine Performance Manager for the Gulf of Mexico Exploration and Production business unit and Marine Authority for BP Canada. Additionally, Tim acted as the Vessel Demobilization Program Manager for the Macondo Incident response fleet on behalf of BP in 2010. Since 2011 Tim has been actively representing Oil Majors managing offshore contractor HSSE for marine seismic exploration worldwide. Tim has extensive upstream and downstream experience in marine operations, chartering and risk management, both foreign and domestic. He maintains multiple USCG Licenses including Master and First Class Pilot Any Gross Tons.
Bachelor of Science – Transportation Management
State University of New York – Maritime College – Bronx, New York
Project Management – George Washington University School of Business