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Robert H. Pouch ’62

President and Chairman of the Board  |  Barber Steamship Lines & Barber Ship Management


  • B.S.(Honors), Maine Maritime Academy, 1962 (D)
  • Graduate Studies at Oslo University, SUNY Maritime College, and U.S. Naval War College

Career Highlights:

  • United States Naval Institute, Maritime Correspondent, 1990-present
  • Commissioner/Director, Board of Commissioners of Pilots, State of New York, 1982-present
  • Partner, Goodnow Gray and Company, 1970-present
  • President and Chairman of the Board, Barber Steamship Lines/Barber Ship Management, 1963-1973 and 1978-1991
  • Senior V.P., Hapag Lloyd-United States Navigation, Inc.
  • Executive V.P., Medalist Industries, Inc., Holland Division
  • Operations Manager and Secretary, Pouch Terminal, Inc.
  • Officer, U.S. Merchant Marine and Naval Reserve

Distinguished Service:

  • Director, National Cargo Bureau, Inc.
  • Marine Society of the City of New York (1770), Trustee, Standing Committee
  • Chairman, Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry Foundation
  • Police Commissioner, Board of Trustees, Irvington, New York