Terminal operating system (TOS) provider Tideworks Technology has appointed Thomas J (TJ) Rucker as president effective from September 2017, once Michael Schwank retires from the post.
Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Panama’s Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), where he is responsible for managing liner customer relationships, strategic planning and ensuring terminal productivity and key performance indicator (KPI) performance.
Knud Stubkjaer, CEO of Carrix, Inc., the parent company of SSA Marine, Tideworks Technology and Rail Management Services. “Michael’s steadfast guidance over the years has been instrumental in shaping Tideworks to be the force for intelligent technology and operations efficiency.”
Schwank will retire from Tideworks Technology after leading the organisation as its president since 1998, and after a total of 35 years with Carrix, Inc.
One of the original management leaders of Tideworks, Schwank advocated for the resourcing that eventually led to the creation of the Tideworks brand as a legal entity within the Carrix family of products and service solutions.
Rucker has previously headed Tideworks’ Products and Professional Services Groups as well as leading IT operations for all of SSA Marine’s Central and South American activities.
He originally joined SSA Marine in 1999 as a project manager within the Y2K project team, before relocating to Panama, where he oversaw IT operations at MIT.