Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nautilus International Holding Corp. Names New Chief Operating Officer

October 24, 2012, Wilmington, CA - Nautilus International Holding Corp. has announced the appointment of Michael F. Giove as its chief operating officer, effective Oct. 29, 2012. Reporting directly to Chairman, President & CEO James R. Callahan, Giove will be responsible for all operational and customer-facing functions of Metro Ports, Metro Cruise Services LLC and Metro Shore Services LLC, as well as finance, strategic planning and information technology for Nautilus.

“Michael brings extensive senior global leadership and operational improvement experience,” Callahan stated. “The Nautilus Board of Directors recognized the company’s need for the skilled diversity that his years of experience, both in CFO and COO roles in multiple industries, will contribute toward Nautilus’ defined strategies.”

Giove is a seasoned operational executive with more than 20 years of experience across a wide range of disciplines, including medical devices, technology and retail. He has worked in start-up and early-stage companies as well as large, established global organizations with thousands of employees across multiple business units. The majority of his background experience has been in the implementation of operational infrastructure system and process improvements, along with the development of innovative go-to-market strategies to pursue significant revenue growth.

Prior to joining Nautilus, Giove was chief operating officer of Marine Depot; CFO and COO at Kofax; vice president of operations for LySonix, Inc. and held various executive positions for MDT Biologic Co.

Giove was a logistics officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, charged with leading a Material Handling Equipment contingent along with planning the embarkation and debarkation operations of personnel and equipment to U.S. Naval ships. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Auburn University (Alabama) and holds an MBA in finance from National University in San Diego, Calif.

Nautilus International Holding Corp, headquartered in Wilmington, Calif., maintains oversight of various subsidiary companies concentrating in stevedoring, terminal operations, agency, logistics and risk management. The companies of Nautilus International Holding Corp. excel in providing outstanding services to various market segments. These subsidiaries include Metro Ports, a contract stevedoring and marine terminal operator specializing in dry and wet bulk materials, breakbulk cargoes, forest products, wind energy, and a variety of other marine cargoes; Metro Cruise Services LLC and Metro Shore Services LLC, which jointly provide a full suite of services to the passenger cruise industry; and Metro Risk Management LLC, which specializes in claims administration and other risk management services. For more information, visit,