Trailer Bridge named Scott W. Fernandez as chief commercial officer today in place of the departing Adam E. Gawrysh Jr., who is leaving the company May 27.
Fernandez spent 24 years with Horizon Lines and its predecessor companies, most recently as vice president, Eastern region and Puerto Rico sales.
Fernandez comes to Trailer Bridge, which operates container-on-barge services between Jacksonville, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and trucking services in the continental U.S., at a difficult time in its business. Earlier this month it reported a first quarter net loss of $10.4 million, compared with $300,000 a year earlier, and is struggling to refinance to refinance $82.5 million in bonds due in November.
Fernandez began his career in 1982 as a deck officer with Sun Oil. He joined Sea-Land, Horizon’s predecessor company, in 1987 and later worked in sales and business development at BridgePoint, a technology subsidiary of CSX, Sea-Land’s parent at the time.