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CFO Selections Places Mike Welch at Foss Maritime as Chief Financial Officer


CFO Selections is pleased to announce that Mike Welch joined Foss Maritime as their Chief Financial Officer earlier this year.

Mike has nearly 20 years of experience with the last 14 years of his career progressing upwards within various divisions of Esterline.  Mike obtained two degrees, Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting, from the University of Michigan and began his career with the large international CPA firm, EY. Mike’s last position with Esterline before joining Foss was as a division VP of Finance.

CFO Selections thanks everyone who worked with us during this search and we wish Mike and Foss great success in the future.


Founded in 1889, Foss Maritime Company is a quintessential example of the American Dream; Thea Foss, a young Norwegian immigrant and her husband, Andrew, turned one rowboat into what would eventually become a world class fleet.  Today with its corporate office based near the Seattle waterfront, there are nearly 1,300 loyal, dedicated and experienced employees – onshore and afloat – that make up the Foss family.  The motto is “Always Safe.” “Always Ready.”

Foss offers a complete range of maritime transportation and logistics services, including harbor services, ocean transport and vessel engineering and manufacturing.  Whether it's solving transportation challenges in remote parts of the world or efficiently handling everyday harbor jobs, Foss prides itself on always offering customers safe and innovative solutions.  Foss serves its worldwide customers through operations based along the west coast, Florida, Hawaii, and Alaska.  Companies operating under the ownership of Foss include Young Brothers Hawaii, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (Alaska) and AmNav (San Francisco Bay Area).  Since 1987, Foss and its subsidiaries have been owned by Saltchuk Resources, one of the largest privately held companies based out of the state of Washington,


CFO Selections provides finance and accounting interim consulting and executive search services to a wide range of organizations in the Northwest. Established in 2002, the company focuses on locating and recruiting the highest caliber senior-level talent available. Its team of consulting CFOs and Controllers work in a collaborative and problem-solving way to generate maximum results.

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