The Waterways Journal’s Inland Marine Expo (IMX) was held May 21 – 24 in St. Louis, Missouri. During this year’s event, IMX recognized the industry’s rising stars with its first-annual 40 Under 40 Awards. These individuals, nominated by peers, were chosen because they solidify the fact that the river industry has a bright future. We’re proud to announce that the following Cooper Group employees were among the honorees:
Anthony Almerico, General Manager, Cooper/T. Smith Mooring
Anthony Almerico began his career in the maritime industry as a line handler for the company he now manages. A team member with vision who invested time and hard work to expand beyond his initial role, Anthony quickly became a boat operator and later transitioned to lead lineman and part-time dispatcher. In this role, he familiarized himself with the tugboat business and became more aware of our customer base in both the tug and mooring segments. He was later promoted to Safety Director of Cooper/T. Smith Mooring where he was responsible for reducing lost-time incidents and overall incident rates. In 2016, Anthony was promoted to General Manager of CTS Mooring and currently leads an 85-person team.