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Steven L. Rubin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven L. Rubin
President and Chief Executive Officer


Steven L. Rubin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Lines, Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Rubin was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in November 2011 and continues to serve as a Director of the Company. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rubin was a Principal of InterPro Advisory LLC, a consulting practice serving the container shipping, intermodal, and chassis markets and whose clients include the entire spectrum of the in... 

Michael T.  Avara
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael T.  Avara
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Michael T. Avara is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Horizon Lines. He is responsible for the accounting, finance, treasury, risk management and investor relations functions of the company. Previously, Mr. Avara served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer of Horizon Lines. Prior to rejoining Horizon Lines in March 2004, Mr. Avara spent 20 years in various accounting and finance functions at CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries, including seven years with the... 
William A. Hamlin
Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer
William A. Hamlin
Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer


William A. Hamlin is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Lines. He is responsible for ocean transportation services, inland transportation, terminals, equipment management, maintenance, network management, the order-to-cash cycle, labor relations, security, safety and environmental. Mr. Hamlin joined Horizon Lines in March 2011 as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hamlin was a partner at Jamian McElroy & Hamlin, LLC from 2009 to... 
Michael F. Zendan II
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael F. Zendan II
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Michael F. Zendan II is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Horizon Lines, Inc. He is responsible for all legal, regulatory and corporate affairs of the company, as well as all of the company’s government affairs, human resources, and information technology functions. Prior to joining Horizon Lines as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in September 2009, Mr. Zendan served for 10 years as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Muzak LLC. Previous to that, M... 
Horizon Lines, LLC
Horizon Lines, LLC
Marion Davis
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Alaska Division
Marion Davis
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Alaska Division


Marion Davis is Vice President and General Manager of the Alaska Division of Horizon Lines, LLC. Mr. Davis has overall responsibility for all company operations in Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor, Alaska, as well as in Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Davis began his career with Horizon Lines as Anchorage Port Director in 1985. Prior to that, he worked with Anchorage Fairbanks Freight Service from 1972 to 1985. He is active in several Anchorage-area organizations and sits on the board of directors of... 
Ali Behruz Nikkhoo
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hawaii Division
Ali Behruz Nikkhoo
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hawaii Division


Ali Behruz Nikkhoo is Vice President and General Manager, overseeing the Hawaii Division of Horizon Lines, LLC. He is responsible for operational, sales and strategic activities in the Hawaiian market and is based in Honolulu. Mr. Nikkhoo joined Sea-Land in 1977, commencing the carrier’s Iran service upon graduation from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. He moved onto positions in Madrid, Dubai, Houston and Baltimore before being named Port Manager in Long Beach in 1987. He then worked in Djakar... 
Geoffrey Thurston
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Puerto Rico Division
Geoffrey Thurston
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Puerto Rico Division


Geoffrey Thurston is Vice President and General Manager, overseeing the Puerto Rico Division of Horizon Lines, LLC. He is responsible for operational, sales and strategic activities in the Puerto Rican market and is based in Florida. Mr. Thurston joined Horizon Lines in 2013, having most recently served as Vice President Commercial and Trades for Tropical Shipping, LTD, with commercial, operating and P&L responsibility. His previous roles included VP/GM of Acquisitions and Business Development,...