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Judy Collins - Principal and Chief Financial Officer

Judy Collins is a Principal of PCS, and is PCS's Chief Financial Officer, a position she has held since the founding of the company in 1997. Judy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of financial and accounting experience, having graduated from California State University, Chico in 1982. Her experience encompasses external auditing, financial analysis, internal and external financial reporting and general accounting, and at PCS she brings that experience to bear on bidding and financial management of all of PCS's contracts, as well as to ensure that financial review and controls are in place and budgets are tracked, maintained and reported accordingly. Judy spent a significant portion of her career with American President Lines, serving in a variety of accounting and financial management positions before becoming Director, Financial Support Services in 1997.


Timothy Gill - Principal and General Counsel

Timothy Gill joined PCS in 2002 after 17 years of private law practice as a maritime attorney, is a Principal of PCS, and serves as PCS's General Counsel. Tim began his legal career with the admiralty firm Derby, Cook, Quinby and Tweedt in San Francisco, and then was a partner with Kelly, Gill, Sherburne and Herrera, handling a wide variety of both litigation and transactional matters, including trial work in federal courts and state courts, and commercial, USCG and labor arbitrations. At PCS Tim is responsible for all aspects of company operations, with a focus on legal matters and labor relations. He serves as a trustee on the pension and benefit plans for PCS's three licensed officer unions. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned his J.D. from that university's Boalt Hall School of Law. Tim also holds a PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology) from UC Berkeley.


Frank Angelacci - President and Chief Operating Officer

Frank Angelacci joined PCS in November of 2011 and is our President and Chief Operating Officer.  In those positions he has overall responsibility for the performance of PCS, he manages PCS`s RRF Fleet for MARAD, and he oversees operations issues regarding all of the vessels under PCS management. Frank graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in 1980. He worked for PERA(CV) as an engineer responsible for pre-overhaul testing for aircraft carriers. He has sailed as an Engineer on a variety of vessel types including several years as First and Chief Engineer on APL`s C10 Class vessels, coming ashore briefly in 1996 to assist American President Lines as a Port Engineer responsible for breaking out and activating ships from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet. He then spent six years working as a Technical Superintendent at Patriot company American Ship Management, then became Fleet Technical Manager for APL Maritime Ltd. in 2005, where he managed projects ranging from vessel conversions to shipyard availabilities and cutting edge technical initiatives. Frank has very broad experience in maritime technical, business and operations management, including environmental and safety programs.


Lance Bardo - VP of Operations

Lance Bardo is PCS`s VP of Operations and is responsible for the world-wide operations, maintenance and repair, engineering, crewing, and logistics of Patriot’s fleet of government contracted vessels (MARAD and MSC) .  Lance joined Patriot in 2011 as Technical Manager before being promoted to MSC Program Manager in 2012.  Lance completed over 29 years of service in the United States Coast Guard, retiring in 2010 as a Captain. His Coast Guard experience included extensive sea time and command of 7 ships, concluding with the construction, delivery and shakedown of the National Security Cutter WAESCHE. He has a wide range of staff experience in federal financial and personnel management as well as joint service at the U.S. European headquarters. From 2001-2003 he managed the 23 largest ships of the Coast Guard`s Pacific Fleet including post 9-11 operations and support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also helped develop and manage the post 9-11 maritime security teams that provided protection to the West Coast Military Sealift Command outloads for Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. He is a licensed merchant mariner with a B.S. in Mathematics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

 

Lisa Hernandez - Senior Manager, Government Contracts

Lisa Hernandez works in the capacity of PCS's Senior Manager, Government Contracts, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all of PCS's Government vessel management contracts, including managing deliverables, overseeing invoicing and payment of reimbursables, quality assurance, security and supporting SQMS processes. Drawing on her training as a paralegal, Lisa has over twenty years of experience in handling maritime claims, and performs those duties for PCS as well. She graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentrating on management. She worked for American President Lines from 1991 through 1997, and joined Patriot immediately upon its founding in 1997.


Matt Bliven – MSC Program Manager

Matt Bliven serves as the MSC Program Manager, overseeing technical, engineering and management issues for all of the MSC vessels under PCS`s management.  Matt joined PCS in 2013 after completing 30 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, and attaining the rank of Captain.  He has 10 years of shipboard experience, serving as both Chief Engineer and as Commanding Officer aboard several Coast Guard cutters.  He brings a wealth of experience to PCS, having supervised fleet maintenance, repair and construction, and directing maritime operations in the Pacific, Arctic, and Far East.  Matt is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from MIT.  He is a registered Professional Engineer and recently completed an Executive Leaders Program at the DHS Center for Homeland Defense & Security.

 

Pat Austin - Director of Commercial Operations

Pat Austin is PCS's Director of Commercial Operations, working on a variety of critical operational issues for the company. After obtaining a BS in Marine Engineering Technology from the California Maritime Academy, Pat worked as a Chief Engineer on Sea-Land/CSX/Horizon Lines vessels for two decades, then served as a surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping and a Superintendent and Port Engineer for APL and Horizon Lines respectively. He has extensive experience in the drydocking of vessels as well as a current license as a Chief Engineer Steam, Motor and Gas Turbine Unlimited Horsepower. Tankerman Person in Charge, Dangerous Liquids and Dangerous Gases.  ABS Internal Auditor.  Retired Captain USNR.