Board of Directors

  • view/hide bio Joseph P. Adams Jr.

    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

    Joseph Adams is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC. He is a member of the Management Committee of Fortress and is a Managing Director at Fortress within the Private Equity Group. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Seacastle, Inc., SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., Aircastle Limited and RailAmerica Inc. Previously, Mr. Adams was a partner at Brera Capital Partners and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was in the transportation industry group. In 2002, Mr. Adams served as the first Executive Director of the Air Transportation Stabilization Board. Mr. Adams received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

    Mr. Adams’ experience, including his role serving as Deputy Chairman on a number of boards for portfolio companies of Fortress provides the board with valuable insights into how boards at other companies address issues similar to those faced by the Company. In addition, his experience as a private equity investor and investment and merchant banker provides the board with valuable guidance on financial, strategic planning and investor relations matters, particularly as it relates to transportation related industries.

  • view/hide bio Paul R. Goodwin


    Paul Goodwin was a member of the board of directors of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd, from 2009 through April 2013, and on the board of directors of RailAmerica, Inc. from October 2009 through October 2012. Mr. Goodwin served on the board of directors of Manhattan Associates, Inc. from April 2003 through May 2011. From June 2003 through 2004, Mr. Goodwin served as a consultant to CSX Corporation, which, through its subsidiaries, operates the largest rail network in the eastern United States. Mr. Goodwin also served on the board of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust from 2003 through 2006. From April 2000 until June 2003, Mr. Goodwin served as vice-chairman and chief financial officer of CSX Corporation. Mr. Goodwin started with CSX Corporation in 1965 and held various senior management positions with entities affiliated with CSX Corporation group, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, senior vice president finance and planning and executive vice president of finance and administration. Mr. Goodwin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and received an MBA from George Washington University.

    Mr. Goodwin’s forty-six years of experience, including serving as vice-chairman and chief financial officer of CSX Corporation, is highly relevant to the Company. His experience provides the board of directors with a deep understanding of the freight railroad business and also provides financial expertise to the board of directors, including an understanding of financial accounting and reporting, including internal controls, and corporate finance and capital markets.

  • view/hide bio Kenneth J. Nicholson


    Mr. Nicholson is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group LLC focusing on investments in the transportation, infrastructure and energy industries, including investments made by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC. He joined Fortress in May 2006. Previously, Mr. Nicholson worked in investment banking at UBS Investment Bank and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was a member of the transportation industry group. Mr. Nicholson holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. As a result of his past experiences, Mr. Nicholson provides the board of directors with extensive credit, private equity finance and management expertise.

  • view/hide bio Ray M. Robinson


    Ray Robinson has served as director of Acuity Brands Inc. since 2001. Mr. Robinson has been the non-executive chairman of Citizens Trust Bank since May 2003. He was the president of Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club from May 2003 to December 2005 and President Emeritus since December 2005. Mr. Robinson was the Chairman of Atlanta’s East Lake Community Foundation from November 2003 to January 2005 and has been Vice Chairman since January 2005. From 1996 to 2003 he served as the President of the Southern Region of AT&T Corporation. Mr. Robinson is also currently a director of Aaron’s Inc., American Airlines, and Avnet, Inc. (Lead Director) and was previously a director of Choicepoint Inc., Mirant Corporation, and RailAmerica, Inc.

    Mr. Robinson was selected as a director because of his extensive service on other public company boards, sales and marketing experience gained through senior leadership positions, extensive operational skills from his tenure at AT&T, and longstanding involvement in civic and charitable leadership roles in the community qualify him to serve as a director of our board of directors.

  • view/hide bio Martin Tuchman


    Martin Tuchman has served as a Director of the Horizon Lines, Inc. since November 2011. Mr. Tuchman is Chief Executive Officer of the Tuchman Group, which overseas holdings in real estate, banking and international shipping, and has headed Kingstone Capital V, a private investment group, since 2007. Since March 2011, Mr. Tuchman has served on the Board of Directors for Sea Cube Container Leasing Ltd. Since December 2008, Mr. Tuchman has served as the Vice Chairman of the First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, N.J. In 1968, after helping develop the current standard for intermodal containers and chassis in connection with the American National Standards Institute, Mr. Tuchman co-founded Interpool, Inc., a leading container leasing business, which was sold to funds affiliated with Fortress Investment Group LLC, in 2007. In 1987, Mr. Tuchman formed Trac Lease, a chassis leasing company which was subsequently merged into Interpool, Inc. Mr. Tuchman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University.

    Mr. Tuchman’s experience in the container leasing and shipping industry and as Chief Executive Officer of The Tuchman Group provides the board with valuable insights on the financial and strategic planning matters, particularly as they relate to transportation related industries.