Peter C. Georgiopoulos
Peter C. Georgiopoulos is our founder and currently serves as Chairman. From 1991 to 1997, Peter C. Georgiopoulos was the principal of Maritime Equity Management a ship-owning and investment company that he founded in 1991. From 1990 to 1991, Peter C. Georgiopoulos was affiliated with Mallory Jones Lynch & Associates an oil tanker brokerage firm. From 1987 to 1990, Peter C. Georgiopoulos was an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to entering the investment banking business, Peter C. Georgiopoulos had extensive experience in the sale, purchase and chartering of vessels while working for ship-owners in New York and Piraeus Greece. Peter C. Georgiopoulos is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Peter C. Georgiopoulos holds an MBA from Dartmouth College.
John P. Tavlarios
Mr. Tavlarios has served as President and CEO of General Maritime Corporation since December 2008. From December 2002 to December 2008 Mr. Tavlarios served as President and CEO of General Maritime Management LLC. From May 2001 to December 2002 Mr. Tavlarios served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of General Maritime Corporation. From our inception in 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Tavlarios served as our Executive Vice President. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Tavlarios was affiliated with Maritime Equity Management, where he served as Director of Maritime Operations. From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Tavlarios was President and founder of Halcyon Trading Company, a consulting firm specializing in international business development with a particular emphasis on the international oil industry. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Tavlarios was employed at Mobil Oil Corporation spending most of his tenure in the Marine Operations and the Marketing and Refining divisions. Prior to 1984, Mr. Tavlarios was involved in his family’s shipping business, assisting in marine operations. Mr. Tavlarios is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping, the Det Norske Veritas North American Committee, the Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Board of Directors, the SKULD Board of Directors, Board of Trustees of the Seaman’s Church Institute and the North American Panel of Intertanko. John P. Tavlarios holds an MBA from St. Johns University
Leonidas J. Vrondissis
Mr. Vrondissis joined General Maritime's Finance Department in 2001 and has served in various capacities during his tenure with the Company. Currently he serves as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr Vrondissis has executed a number of transactions for the Company in the areas of capital raises, mergers and acquisitions and bank finance. Additionally Mr. Vrondissis handled the Company’s investor relations program. Mr. Vrondissis is Treasurer of Maritime Equity Management LLC, an entity controlled by Peter C. Georgiopoulos. MEM is the manager of Maritime Equity Partners, an operator of 12 dry bulk vessels. Mr. Vrondissis earned his BS in Management and Finance from Babson College