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Leadership

Richard Naccara - President

Richard Naccara is the President of PMC.  He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1980 and has over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry.  While in the U.S. Coast Guard, he gained extensive experience with vessel regulatory issues, operations, marine safety, security and environmental protection, and was responsible for the development and implementation of the U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control program on the U.S. West Coast.  He has combined that Coast Guard career with subsequent experience consulting on regulatory, technical, security, and crisis management for commercial ship and facility owners and operators.  Rick holds a M.S. degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

 

Whitney Leake - Director of Compliance

Whitney Leake has been with PMC and other Patriot companies for over ten years, and currently holds the position of Director of Compliance. He is a qualified ISM, ISO 9000, and ISPS/MTSA auditor, with extensive experience in conducting safety surveys, security assessments and audits on board and ashore, and is well versed in the VGP requirements for vessels. He performs OPA-90 Qualified Individual duties for PMC`s clients, and facilitates OPA-90 and ISPS exercises for them. He holds the dual position of Designated Person and Company Security Officer for Patriot Contract Services. Before joining the Patriot companies, Whitney retired from U.S. Coast Guard with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He held a number of qualifications in a varied career afloat and ashore including pollution investigator, commercial vessel examiner, regulated water front facility inspector, navigator, boarding team member, and instructor at the US Coast Guard`s Marine Safety School. He is a member of the US Coast Guard`s Chief Petty Officer Association and is active in his community.