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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by February 7, 2019

Matson Names Dreyfus VP, Alaska

Branton B. "Bal" Dreyfus (Photo: Matson)

Branton B. "Bal" Dreyfus (Photo: Matson)

Matson has announced that Branton B. "Bal" Dreyfus has been appointed vice president, Alaska, succeeding Kenny Gill, who has resigned from the company.

In his new role, Dreyfus has management responsibility for all Matson operations in Alaska, including terminal operations, customer service, sales, and financial performance of the company's terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak, and Dutch Harbor.  Dreyfus reports directly to Chairman and CEO Matt Cox.

Dreyfus joined Matson in 1993 as General Manager, Sales Mainland after six years with Sea-Land  that included positions in Guam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Tacoma.

At Matson, Dreyfus was named Area Manager, Northern California in 1994 and promoted to Vice President / Area Manager, Southern California in 1995.  He later served as Vice President / Area Manager Hawaii from 1998 through 2001; President of Matson Logistics Solutions from 2001 through 2004; Vice President, West Coast Terminals and Vehicle Operations from 2005 through early 2017; and for the past two years, as Vice President Equipment and Purchasing.

Dreyfus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Program. Having served on the boards of numerous industry associations throughout his career, he currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association.