Mario Muñoz joins Turn Services, LLC as President

Mario A. Munoz, President (Photo: Business Wire)

Frank Morton transitions to Board of Directors

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Turn Services is pleased to announce that company founder and President, Frank Morton, will transition to the Board of Turn Services as a Director and Mario Muñoz will join the company and succeed Frank Morton as President. Both appointments are effective October 1, 2012.

Mario A. Munoz, President (Photo: Business Wire)

Mario Muñoz joins Turn Services from American Commercial Lines where he has spent the past 11 years, most recently serving as Vice President, Vessel Operations. Muñoz initially joined ACL in their Risk Management group and has since held various senior operational positions. During his career, Muñoz has gained invaluable experience in the areas of Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Safety, Fleet Operations and Vessel Operations.

In his new position, Frank Morton will focus his efforts on national industry initiatives and regulatory guidelines, while continuing to assist with the development and execution of the company’s long-term strategic plan. Company Director David Fennelly stated, “Turn Services has enjoyed great success over the past several decades with Frank at the helm and we look forward to leveraging his valuable insight and experience through his new role on the Board.”

Commenting on the announcement, Frank Morton stated, “While I will continue to serve our company, employees and industry, I look forward to handing over the reins of day to day decision making to our new President, Mario Muñoz. Working with company owners and Directors, David Fennelly and Gary Poirrier, over the past eight years has been incredible and we have accomplished a great deal. The future is bright for our company and I look forward to my new responsibility of helping make the next several decades even more prosperous.”

Director Gary Poirrer also commented, “Mario joins our company with more than 15 years of industry experience and he is exactly the right person to lead Turn Services as we execute our strategic plan and continue to grow our company.”

Founded in 1990, Turn Services provides services to companies operating on the inland waterways. The company provides barge fleeting, inspection, cleaning, repair, pumping, cover handling and shifting services. The company operates four full-services fleets in the Baton Rouge/New Orleans corridor between mile 57 AHP and mile 169 AHP. Turn Services is headquartered in New Orleans, LA.

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