Horizon Lines nominates Clark to board
U.S. Jones Act carrier Horizon Lines Inc. has nominated retired U. S. Navy Adm. Vern Clark to its board of directors to replace Marcel Fournier, managing director of the carrier's former owner Castle Harlan.
Clark retired from the Navy in September 2005 following 37 years of service. He concluded his career in the Pentagon as chief of naval operations and was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Fournier, a member of Horizon's board since July 2004, decided against standing for re-election at the company's next annual meeting.
'Horizon Lines is proud and delighted to be able to draw from the experience and judgment of Admiral Clark and we look forward to Admiral Clark's serving on our board,' said Chuck Raymond, Horizon chairman, president and chief executive officer. 'We also thank Mr. Fournier for his guidance while Horizon Lines was owned by Castle Harlan and subsequently transitioned to a fully public company.'