Since 1993 Guardian Has Provided:
– Dry cargo shipping solutions to industrial shippers globally.
– Guardian’s shipping network operates global dry bulk and logistics services.
– Guardian manages a fleet of Ultramax/Supramax and Handysize bulk carriers.
– Guardian offers shipowners specialized global market access and enhanced performance through its managed pool offerings.
Guardian Controls an Expanding Fleet of:
Modern, Geared, Dry Cargo Vessels
Responsible for overall strategic management of Guardian, reinventing Guardian as the most respected operator of dry bulk pools in the industry. Committed 9 vessels to the Guardian Pool from the ship-owning enterprise he formed and manages. Formerly, Sector Head, Shipping, for Candlewood Investment Group, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. Prior to Candlewood: Portfolio Manager for Thales Fund Management; Leveraged Finance Division of Salomon Brothers.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for all ship management functions and vessel sale & purchase. Vast technical expertise including nearly a decade of seagoing experience and knowledge with the full range of the vessel life cycle from new build to scrapping. In maritime industry for over 40 years. Actively participates in industry organizations; holds a board position with NAMEPA and Green Marine.
Ronald W. Tursi
Executive Vice President of Guardian and President of Guardian Ship Management Inc.
Responsible for delivering Guardian Pool’s superior performance, directing employment of Guardian’s fleet globally, overseeing execution of voyages to optimize bottom line. Conceptualized the construction of the Guardian Pool. Manages Guardian’s entire commercial division, including its network of global offices. Maritime career spanning nearly 3 decades. With Guardian since inception, experience as a Line Manager and Managing Director of Guardian Houston projects and break bulk cargoes.
George E. Cody
President & Chief Operating Officer
Responsible for the management and modernization of Guardian technology including architecture, hardware, software, and third-party integrations. Building and designing systems for 15 years across several industries. Prior to Guardian: Vice President and Senior Software Engineer for Strategic Value Partners (SVP), a global, multi-billion dollar hedge fund. Prior to SVP: Chief Technology Officer for StoryPress – a social networking startup where he put in place state-of-the-art systems to drive thousands of users and helped the company raise capital through several rounds of fundraising.
Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for the management of and contributing the formulation of the strategy of the financial, accounting and investor relations of Guardian. Seasoned professional with extensive experience as a lender, sell-side equity analyst, container leasing logistics director, commercial ship manager, shipbroker and publisher of trade publications. Prior to Guardian: Managing Director, Equity Research (Clarkson, Lazard), Senior Relationship Manager, Lending (DVB Bank), Editor and Publisher of Marine Money, as well as roles in commercial ship management (large crude tankers), shipbroking (large crude tankers), and container leasing.
Urs M. F. E. Dür
Chief Financial Officer
What Customers Are Saying About Guardian Navigation
Our company completed multiple fixtures with Guardian since 2011. Over the years, Guardian has proven themselves to be a very reliable transportation option for our cargo in some of the most challenging areas of the world.
Global Trading Company, Coal
Switzerland HQ, India Division
Our company has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Guardian for several years. Guardian carried regularly steel products in a timely and professional manner. We expect to continue to work with Guardian for a long period.
Producer, Steel; Mining, Iron Ore
United Kingdom HQ, Brazil Division
In the past 15 years, Guardian has been outstanding in service, responsibility and performance; therefore we highly recommend them. We look forward to enjoying Guardian services on short, medium and long term.
Producer, Steel Products
We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Guardian since the company began in 1993. Guardian is carrying many of our cargoes of zinc, lead and copper to the Far East and other destinations, doing so in a timely and very professional manner.
Commodities Trader, Minerals
Switzerland HQ, Peru Division
We have worked with Guardian carrying our mineral concentrates from Chile since we began shipments in 2007. The service Guardian has provided has always been timely and very professional.
Global Trading Company, Mining
Switzerland HQ, South America Division
Since 2006 Guardian has afforded us first class support and advice which has enabled us to develop markets and conclude trades. This cooperation and professionalism sets them apart from their competitors.
Trading House, Steel