Mr. Poskaitis is currently the Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations at IRI, overseeing maritime safety, security, and the environmental compliance of the RMI flagged fleet of over 4,200 ships worldwide. He joined IRI in June 2007 after 26 years of active duty service in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Prior to joining IRI, Mr. Poskaitis was the Chief of Investigations and Analysis, where he was responsible for program management and operational oversight of all marine casualty, marine pollution and environmental crimes investigated by the USCG. In the USCG, he served in a number of other afloat and ashore positions, including gunnery and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer; Search and Rescue Coordinator; and Senior Marine Inspector and Investigator. He was also Program Manager for vessel inspections, including passenger vessels and the implementation of the Initial Control Verification Exam program; Head of Strategic Planning, where he developed the National Strategy for Maritime Security following 9/11; and as Incident Commander for Salvage operations during Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Poskaitis is a graduate of the national Search and Rescue School and was the on-scene search and rescue coordinator during the space shuttle Challenger search and recovery operation. While with IRI, Mr. Poskaitis has been involved with the development of the initial Best Management Practices on piracy and signed the New York Declaration at the United Nations on behalf of the RMI; participates at the IMO in a number of committee and subcommittee meetings; was a lead investigator in the Deepwater Horizon Casualty Investigation; was instrumental in the development of the Port State Control Program in the RMI, including acceptance of the RMI as a full member of the Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), and the continued high quality of the RMI fleet, as evidenced by the RMI Registry’s position as the largest ship registry on both the Paris and Tokyo MoUs and the USCG’s Qualship 21, His professional experience spans from Operations Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Incident Management, Regulatory and Policy Development, and Performance Management. Mr. Poskaitis has a Masters of Engineering Management from The George Washington University, a M.S. in Systems Engineering from University of Maryland and a B.S. from the United States Coast Guard Academy.