Fred Boutin has served as Chief Executive Officer of our general partner and its subsidiaries since November of 2014. Prior to that, Fred served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in January 2008. Fred served in various other capacities at our general partner and its affiliates since 1995, including managing business development and commercial contracting activities for the company. Prior to TransMontaigne, Fred served as a Vice President at Associated Natural Gas Corporation, and its successor Duke Energy Field Services, and a certified public accountant with Peat Marwick. Fred holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Accounting from Colorado State University.
Mark S. Huff was named President in August 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations since returning to TransMontaigne Partners in January 2015. Before rejoining TransMontaigne, he served as Director of Business Development with Colonial Pipeline from November 2012 to January 2015 and as Managing Director of Vecenergy from 2008 to 2012. Mark was previously employed with a former affiliate of TransMontaigne Partners from 1996 to 2007 where he was responsible at various times for the business development and product marketing activities of TransMontaigne Partners and its affiliates. Mark holds a B.S. in Nautical Science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.
Rob Fuller has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer of our general partner and its subsidiaries since November 2014. Prior to November 2014, Rob served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of our general partner and its affiliates since January 2011 and as its Assistant Treasurer since February 2012. Prior to his affiliation with TransMontaigne, Rob spent 13 years as a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP. Rob has a B.A. in Political Science from Fort Lewis College and a M.A. from the University of Colorado. Rob is licensed as a certified public accountant in Colorado and New York.
James (Jim) F. Dugan was named Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in August 2017. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations of our general partner and its subsidiaries since June 2017. From January 2008 until June 2017, Jim has served as the Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations for the general partner and its subsidiaries. Jim joined TransMontaigne Inc. as Engineering Manager in 1998. He has over 16 years of experience in senior leadership positions overseeing domestic and international petroleum marine terminals, pipelines and engineering divisions. Jim began his career as a Project Engineer for Gulf Interstate Energy in 1986 and in 1993 joined Louis Dreyfus Energy as a Project Engineer. Jim has served on the board of directors for the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) since 2011, and holds a tank inspector certification through the American Petroleum Institute.
Michael Hammell has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of our general partner and its subsidiaries since October 2012. Michael held various other roles at our general partner and its affiliates since November 2007, including as its Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining TransMontaigne, Michael practiced at Hogan & Hartson LLP. Michael received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.