Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Timothy J. Bernlohr
Timothy J. Bernlohr
Non-Employee Director
Timothy J. Bernlohr

Mr. Timothy Bernlohr is the Founder and Managing Member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing project specific consulting services to businesses in transformation, including restructurings, interim executive management and strategic planning services. He is also the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RBX Industries, Inc., which was a nationally recognized leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of rubber and plastic materials to the automotive, construction, and industrial markets.

Prior to joining RBX® in 1997, Mr. Bernlohr spent 16 years in the International and Industry Products division of Armstrong World Industries, where he served in a variety of management positions. Mr. Bernlohr currently serves as a Director of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Rock-Tenn Corporation and Lead Director for Chemtura Corp. Additionally Mr. Bernlohr serves as Chairman of Champion Home Builders, Inc., Lead Director of Contech Engineered Solutions, and a Director for Neenah Foundry, Inc., Bally Total Fitness Corporation, Patriot Coal Corporation, Trident Resources Corporation and Edison Mission Energy. Mr. Bernlohr is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Joseph I. Kronsberg
Joseph I. Kronsberg
Non-Employee Director
Joseph I. Kronsberg Mr. Joseph I. Kronsberg has served in various roles at Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. since 2006, and he is currently a Principal responsible for certain investments in the financials, shipping and energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Kronsberg worked at Greenhill & Co. as a generalist in its Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring departments.
Samuel H. Norton
Samuel H. Norton
Employee Director
Samuel H. Norton Samuel H. Norton was appointed to CEO and President of OSG in December 2016.

Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and President and CEO of the U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit in July 2016 and has served on the Board of Directors since August 2014. Prior to joining OSG, Mr. Norton Co-Founded SeaChange Maritime, LLC in 2006 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Norton spent the seventeen-year period ending July 2005 as a senior executive officer at Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In 1995, Mr. Norton initiated and led the entry of the Sammy Ofer Group into the container segment, and acquired and operated the first container vessels in the group's fleet. While at Tanker Pacific, Mr. Norton also conceived and started a related business, Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals (TPOT), which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals (FSO). Prior to joining the Ofer group, Mr. Norton played a lead role in the Asian distressed assets group of the First National Bank of Boston, a position which acquainted him with the shipping industry and the Ofer family. Mr. Norton holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981.
Ronald Steger
Ronald Steger
Non-Employee Director
Ronald Steger Mr. Ronald Steger began his career with KPMG in 1976 and was admitted into the partnership in 1986. He has served as an SEC Reviewing Partner, one of the firm’s most senior technical positions, and has extensive experience serving the needs of a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies in the technology industry. Ron worked as Global Leader of KPMG’s semiconductor practice as well as National Industry Director for electronics. He presents to various trade associations and client conferences related to the global semiconductor industry and was a frequent panelist with KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute. After working for the firm for the past 37 years in New York, Munich, Silicon Valley, Orange County, and Austin, Ron retired from KPMG on December 31, 2013.
Gary E. Taylor
Gary E. Taylor
Non-Employee Director
Gary E. Taylor Mr. Gary E. Taylor is a former member of the U.S. Congress, having served for 21 years. He served as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and most recently as Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, providing oversight of expenditures for Navy and Marine Corps programs. As chairman he worked with senior Navy leadership to develop a 30 year shipbuilding plan. His work includes truncating the unaffordable DD1000 program and restarting the DDG51 program, making that ship the backbone of the Navy Surface Fleet and Missile Defense. He led the expansion of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle program that is credited with saving lives and limbs of thousands of soldiers and Marines. He also served as a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Coast Guard Subcommittee. He was the leading advocate of the Jones Act and American shipbuilding. He co-chaired the Shipbuilding Caucus, the Coast Guard Caucus, the National Guard and Reserve Caucus and the Expeditionary Warfare Caucus. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Tulane University.
Chad L. Valerio
Chad L. Valerio
Non-Employee Director
Chad L. Valerio Mr. Chad L. Valerio was most recently a Portfolio Manager at BlueMountain Capital Management. At BlueMountain, Mr. Valerio was responsible for investments across a range of industries, including several in the shipping sector, and brings significant experience in financial analysis, corporate transactions, and capital markets. Prior to joining BlueMountain in 2013, he was a Director and the Head of Trading for Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Distressed Products Group. He also held roles as a research analyst in the Distressed Products Group and in investment banking in the Consumers and Mergers & Acquisitions groups at Deutsche Bank, where he was employed since in 2002.
Ty E. Wallach
Ty E. Wallach
Non-Employee Director
Ty E. Wallach Mr. Ty E. Wallach is a Partner at Paulson & Co. Inc. and a Co-Portfolio Manager of Paulson’s credit funds. Since joining Paulson in 2008, he has led numerous investments in the debt and equity of distressed and leveraged companies. Prior to joining Paulson, Mr. Wallach was a Partner and Managing Director at Oak Hill Advisors, serving most recently as Co-Head of European Investments. He currently serves on the board of directors of ESH Hospitality, Inc., as well as on the boards of two non-profit organizations, Focus for a Future Inc. and New Heights Youth, Inc.
Douglas D. Wheat
Douglas D. Wheat
Chairman of the Board
Douglas D. Wheat

Mr. Douglas D. Wheat has served as Chairman of the Board of OSG since December 19, 2014.  He is currently the Managing Partner of Wheat Investments, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Wheat was the founding and Managing Partner of the private equity company Southlake Equity Group. From 1992 until 2006, Mr. Wheat was President of Haas Wheat & Partners.  Prior to the formation of Haas Wheat, Mr. Wheat was a founding member of the merchant banking group Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette specializing in leveraged buyout financing.  From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Wheat practiced corporate and securities law in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Wheat is currently the Chairman of the Board of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. He has been a director since 1999, becoming Chairman in 2007. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Dex Media, Inc. and as Chairman of SuperMedia prior to its merger with Dex One. Mr. Wheat has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of several other companies including among others: Playtex Products (of which he also served as Chairman); Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc.; Dr Pepper Bottling of the Southwest, Inc.; Walls Industries, Inc.; Alliance Imaging, Inc.; Thermadyne Industries, Inc.; Sybron International Corporation; Nebraska Book Corporation; ALC Communications Corporation; Mother’s Cookies, Inc.; and Stella Cheese Company.  Mr. Wheat received both his J.D. and B.S. degrees from the University of Kansas.

Gregory A. Wright
Gregory A. Wright
Non-Employee Director
Gregory A. Wright Mr. Gregory A. Wright co-founded One Cypress Energy LLC in 2011 and serves as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wright is the former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Tesoro Corporation. Mr. Wright worked for Tesoro from 1995 until his retirement in 2010, leading the company from a small exploration and production company into the third largest independent refining and marketing company in the U.S. Prior to joining Tesoro, Mr. Wright worked for Valero Energy Corporation for 14 years in various positions including Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Planning and Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Valero, he worked for nine years for Columbia Gas Systems Inc. in various positions in accounting, budgeting and corporate planning. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.B.A. in accounting and received his M.B.A with a concentration in Finance from the University of Delaware.
Timothy J. Bernlohr
Timothy J. Bernlohr
Non-Employee Director
Timothy J. Bernlohr

Mr. Timothy Bernlohr is the Founder and Managing Member of TJB Management Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing project specific consulting services to businesses in transformation, including restructurings, interim executive management and strategic planning services. He is also the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RBX Industries, Inc., which was a nationally recognized leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of rubber and plastic materials to the automotive, construction, and industrial markets.

Prior to joining RBX® in 1997, Mr. Bernlohr spent 16 years in the International and Industry Products division of Armstrong World Industries, where he served in a variety of management positions. Mr. Bernlohr currently serves as a Director of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Rock-Tenn Corporation and Lead Director for Chemtura Corp. Additionally Mr. Bernlohr serves as Chairman of Champion Home Builders, Inc., Lead Director of Contech Engineered Solutions, and a Director for Neenah Foundry, Inc., Bally Total Fitness Corporation, Patriot Coal Corporation, Trident Resources Corporation and Edison Mission Energy. Mr. Bernlohr is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Joseph I. Kronsberg
Joseph I. Kronsberg
Non-Employee Director
Joseph I. Kronsberg Mr. Joseph I. Kronsberg has served in various roles at Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. since 2006, and he is currently a Principal responsible for certain investments in the financials, shipping and energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Kronsberg worked at Greenhill & Co. as a generalist in its Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring departments.
Samuel H. Norton
Samuel H. Norton
Employee Director
Samuel H. Norton Samuel H. Norton was appointed to CEO and President of OSG in December 2016.

Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and President and CEO of the U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit in July 2016 and has served on the Board of Directors since August 2014. Prior to joining OSG, Mr. Norton Co-Founded SeaChange Maritime, LLC in 2006 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Norton spent the seventeen-year period ending July 2005 as a senior executive officer at Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In 1995, Mr. Norton initiated and led the entry of the Sammy Ofer Group into the container segment, and acquired and operated the first container vessels in the group's fleet. While at Tanker Pacific, Mr. Norton also conceived and started a related business, Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals (TPOT), which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals (FSO). Prior to joining the Ofer group, Mr. Norton played a lead role in the Asian distressed assets group of the First National Bank of Boston, a position which acquainted him with the shipping industry and the Ofer family. Mr. Norton holds a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981.
Ronald Steger
Ronald Steger
Non-Employee Director
Ronald Steger Mr. Ronald Steger began his career with KPMG in 1976 and was admitted into the partnership in 1986. He has served as an SEC Reviewing Partner, one of the firm’s most senior technical positions, and has extensive experience serving the needs of a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies in the technology industry. Ron worked as Global Leader of KPMG’s semiconductor practice as well as National Industry Director for electronics. He presents to various trade associations and client conferences related to the global semiconductor industry and was a frequent panelist with KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute. After working for the firm for the past 37 years in New York, Munich, Silicon Valley, Orange County, and Austin, Ron retired from KPMG on December 31, 2013.
Gary E. Taylor
Gary E. Taylor
Non-Employee Director
Gary E. Taylor Mr. Gary E. Taylor is a former member of the U.S. Congress, having served for 21 years. He served as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and most recently as Chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, providing oversight of expenditures for Navy and Marine Corps programs. As chairman he worked with senior Navy leadership to develop a 30 year shipbuilding plan. His work includes truncating the unaffordable DD1000 program and restarting the DDG51 program, making that ship the backbone of the Navy Surface Fleet and Missile Defense. He led the expansion of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle program that is credited with saving lives and limbs of thousands of soldiers and Marines. He also served as a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Coast Guard Subcommittee. He was the leading advocate of the Jones Act and American shipbuilding. He co-chaired the Shipbuilding Caucus, the Coast Guard Caucus, the National Guard and Reserve Caucus and the Expeditionary Warfare Caucus. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Tulane University.
Chad L. Valerio
Chad L. Valerio
Non-Employee Director
Chad L. Valerio Mr. Chad L. Valerio was most recently a Portfolio Manager at BlueMountain Capital Management. At BlueMountain, Mr. Valerio was responsible for investments across a range of industries, including several in the shipping sector, and brings significant experience in financial analysis, corporate transactions, and capital markets. Prior to joining BlueMountain in 2013, he was a Director and the Head of Trading for Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Distressed Products Group. He also held roles as a research analyst in the Distressed Products Group and in investment banking in the Consumers and Mergers & Acquisitions groups at Deutsche Bank, where he was employed since in 2002.
Ty E. Wallach
Ty E. Wallach
Non-Employee Director
Ty E. Wallach Mr. Ty E. Wallach is a Partner at Paulson & Co. Inc. and a Co-Portfolio Manager of Paulson’s credit funds. Since joining Paulson in 2008, he has led numerous investments in the debt and equity of distressed and leveraged companies. Prior to joining Paulson, Mr. Wallach was a Partner and Managing Director at Oak Hill Advisors, serving most recently as Co-Head of European Investments. He currently serves on the board of directors of ESH Hospitality, Inc., as well as on the boards of two non-profit organizations, Focus for a Future Inc. and New Heights Youth, Inc.
Douglas D. Wheat
Douglas D. Wheat
Chairman of the Board
Douglas D. Wheat

Mr. Douglas D. Wheat has served as Chairman of the Board of OSG since December 19, 2014.  He is currently the Managing Partner of Wheat Investments, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Wheat was the founding and Managing Partner of the private equity company Southlake Equity Group. From 1992 until 2006, Mr. Wheat was President of Haas Wheat & Partners.  Prior to the formation of Haas Wheat, Mr. Wheat was a founding member of the merchant banking group Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette specializing in leveraged buyout financing.  From 1974 to 1984, Mr. Wheat practiced corporate and securities law in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Wheat is currently the Chairman of the Board of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. He has been a director since 1999, becoming Chairman in 2007. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Dex Media, Inc. and as Chairman of SuperMedia prior to its merger with Dex One. Mr. Wheat has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of several other companies including among others: Playtex Products (of which he also served as Chairman); Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies, Inc.; Dr Pepper Bottling of the Southwest, Inc.; Walls Industries, Inc.; Alliance Imaging, Inc.; Thermadyne Industries, Inc.; Sybron International Corporation; Nebraska Book Corporation; ALC Communications Corporation; Mother’s Cookies, Inc.; and Stella Cheese Company.  Mr. Wheat received both his J.D. and B.S. degrees from the University of Kansas.

Gregory A. Wright
Gregory A. Wright
Non-Employee Director
Gregory A. Wright Mr. Gregory A. Wright co-founded One Cypress Energy LLC in 2011 and serves as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wright is the former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Tesoro Corporation. Mr. Wright worked for Tesoro from 1995 until his retirement in 2010, leading the company from a small exploration and production company into the third largest independent refining and marketing company in the U.S. Prior to joining Tesoro, Mr. Wright worked for Valero Energy Corporation for 14 years in various positions including Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Planning and Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Valero, he worked for nine years for Columbia Gas Systems Inc. in various positions in accounting, budgeting and corporate planning. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.B.A. in accounting and received his M.B.A with a concentration in Finance from the University of Delaware.