Rucker will relocate to Seattle in August to ensure a smooth transition into the role when Tideworks’ long-term leader, president Michael Schwank retires.
Tideworks helps more than 300,000 users at more than 100 facilities run their operations more efficiently and profitably.
Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Manzanillo International Terminal – Panama [MIT], one of the largest container terminals in Latin America, where he is responsible for managing liner customer relationships, strategic planning and ensuring terminal productivity and KPI performance.
“We are excited to have someone as talented and experienced as TJ take on responsibility for this key leadership role,” said Knud Stubkjaer, ceo of Carrix, the parent company of SSA Marine, Tideworks Technology and Rail Management Services.
“Michael Schwank’s steadfast guidance over the years has been instrumental in shaping Tideworks to be the force for intelligent technology and operations efficiency. He departs Tideworks with a great legacy for us to cultivate and continue to develop as the company continues to grow.”
Schwank will retire from Tideworks Technology after leading the organisation as its president since 1998, and after a total of 35 years of service with Carrix. One of the original management leaders of Tideworks, Schwank advocated for the resourcing that eventually led to the creation of the Tideworks brand as a legal entity within the Carrix family of products and service solutions.
“I am confident that TJ will maintain Tideworks’ long-held values, while taking the organisation to new heights in a future where the measurement of success may constantly change while our integrity and level of service remain steadfast,” shared Schwank.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead our innovative company with such a vast network of talented personnel,” said Rucker. “I am grateful to Michael, who over the years has led the team to establish and solidify Tideworks’ reputation as a trusted technology partner in the terminal operations industry.”