Our Team

Joseph S. Gregorio, Sr.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gregorio is a 45-year veteran of the cargo transportation maintenance industry and co-founded PCMC in 1990. As Chairman & CEO, Mr. Gregorio focuses primarily on overseeing the strategic direction of the Company while supporting the oversight of the operations, including managing PCMC’s core staff of Senior Executives.

Mr. Gregorio started his career at Rigging International working in their maintenance and repair division (RIMCO) in 1978 as a mechanic/electrician. As a mechanic Mr. Gregorio erected, maintained and repaired some of the first container cranes to be utilized in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Complex, including the original cranes for American President Lines, Matson, TraPac and Total Terminals International (previously Hanjin Shipping). Mr. Gregorio worked his way into becoming a foreman, managing several crews of mechanics maintaining, repairing, and performing special projects on container cranes in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Complex, as well as in several other states and countries such as Mexico, Guam, Puerto Rico etc. Mr. Gregorio later made the transition into management in the 1980’s and ultimately became the president of west coast operations for RIMCO. Working in management at RIMCO, Mr. Gregorio was responsible for managing all maintenance and repair operations and special projects for RIMCO up until 1990 when he left to start PCMC.

In the early years of PCMC, Mr. Gregorio was responsible for managing all operations, including all labor relations matters, maintenance and repair operations, and all management staff and all ILWU mechanic staff reported directly into Mr. Gregorio. As the years progressed, PCMC built a reputation of expertise in maintenance and repair and began to grow its customer base, evolving under the leadership of Mr. Gregorio and his team of highly skilled industry experts to perform not only maintenance and repair but general stevedoring and logistics services. Today The Pacific Companies services the top 10 shipping lines in the world, the three largest intermodal equipment providers, and many of the largest beneficial cargo owners in North America. In 2022, Mr. Gregorio was honored by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute as the 2022 Connie Award recipient. The Connie Award is one of the most coveted honors in the container shipping industry, recognizing a recipient for their “leadership, outstanding career and … innovative spirit dedicated to the past, present and future of [the] industry.” Mr. Gregorio is the first ever maintenance and repair contractor to be honored as a Connie Award recipient.

Lastly, in addition to his roles and responsibilities to The Pacific Companies, Mr. Gregorio also serves on the board of directors for the Pacific Maritime Association. The Pacific Maritime Association is a not-for-profit employer group responsible for administering all labor relations matters between the ILWU and the employers on the West Coast, including all negotiations, collective bargaining administration, work place training (safety training and workforce development training), as well as human resource management for all ILWU personnel.

Joseph S. Gregorio, Jr.

President and Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Gregorio Jr. Joined PCMC in 1996.  Mr. Gregorio Jr. has spent his time at PCMC learning the business from the ground up and has been integral to the Companies’ success over the years. Currently, Mr. Gregorio Jr. oversees all Pacific Companies’ day to day operations across all locations and all equipment types, as well as all terminal operations and corporate operations.  Mr. Gregorio Jr. has served in various management roles over the years overseeing locations coast wide. These locations including POLB/POLA CA, Port Hueneme CA, Oakland CA, Tacoma WA and Seattle, WA.

Robert Gregorio

General Counsel

Mr. Gregorio serves as the General Counsel for The Pacific Companies, including Pacific Crane Maintenance Company (PCMC), Pacific Terminal Service Company (PTSC), Ocean Alliance Logistics (OAL) and other subsidiaries. Mr. Gregorio leads and oversees the legal strategy for The Pacific Companies, including risk management for The Pacific Companies as a whole. Mr. Gregorio’s main areas of practice include Labor and Employment Law, corporate compliance, and transactional work, primarily focusing on domestic and international business transactions.

In addition to his role at The Pacific Companies, Mr. Gregorio is a Board Member and advocate for the non-profit, Axe ALS Foundation. ALS is an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a rare neurological disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He actively participates to support those with ALS to raise awareness and funding for ALS treatments and clinical trials.

Mr. Gregorio received his law degree from Southwestern Law School in 2016. During law school, Mr. Gregorio served as a judicial law clerk to a California Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Judge Peter J. Mirich at the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, CA. Prior to receiving his Law Degree, Mr. Gregorio attended San Diego State University where he played football and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Porter Travis

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Travis received his B.S.E.E. degree from Santa Clara University, a MBA from Loyola Marymount University, and an Accounting Certificate from UCLA. Mr. Travis joined PCMC in 2012.  After serving as PCMC’s FP&A Director, he became the VP of Finance in 2015.  In 2017, he was promoted into the role of CFO.  Currently, Mr. Travis oversees Accounting, Project Management, Finance, IT, Billing and Operational Excellence for The Pacific Companies. Mr. Travis has spearheaded a key performance indicator approach to equipment maintenance resulting in industry leading equipment availability & reliability.

Darrin DelConte

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. DelConte joined PCMC in 1994.  Mr. DelConte has been active in every facet of PCMC’s business over the years. Currently, Mr. DelConte is responsible for managing all customer relationships and business development opportunities, as well as the Labor Relations department for PCMC, and serves on the Coast Steering Committee of the Pacific Maritime Association.

Michael D. Outland

Sr. VP of Labor Relations and EHS (Safety) Departments

Mr. Outland joined PCMC in 2003, with over 25 years of Industry experience having previously worked for Marine Terminals and Long Beach Container Company. Mr. Outland currently represents PCMC on the Area Sub-Steering Committee, the Coast Safety Committee, and the local Area and Joint Accident Prevention Committees.

Greg Unterbrink

SVP Business Development & Sales

Mr. Unterbrink started in the maritime industry in 1985 as a vessel planner in Los Angeles.   Over his career, he’s worked in every facet of a marine terminal that includes on-dock rail to VP of a terminal.  Mr. Unterbrink has led his team in designing two start up terminals along with transitioning three other terminals from one entity to another in Los Angeles and Tacoma.  In his three years at PCMC, Mr. Unterbrink has been involved in growing the stevedore arm in using his last 23 years of experiences in the PNW.

Steve Frazier

VP of Operations

Mr. Frazier started his career on the waterfront in rail maintenance in 1997 at the Port of LA/Long Beach. He joined MTC/Ports America in 1999 in operations and held various roles but most recently as General Manager for the PNW responsible for all of Ports America day to day operations for container, cruise, breakbulk, autos, roro, and labor relations. Mr. Frazier worked as VP Operations at Husky Terminal before starting with The Pacific Companies in 2021.

Scott Baker

Sr. Vice President of Terminal Services

Mr. Baker joined PCMC in 2010. Prior to coming to work at PCMC, Mr. Baker worked for Marine Terminals Corporation and spent many years managing all facets of terminal operations, including but not limited to yard, rail, and vessel operations for containerized cargo, as well as operations for bulk cargo and autos. As Vice President of Operations for LA/LB for PCMC, Mr. Baker helps to oversee all operations in the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex, more specifically focusing on off dock chassis depot and long-term chassis maintenance operations. Mr. Baker was very active in and worked closely with Mr. Gregorio Jr. to develop and design all of PCMC’s off dock chassis depots, and has been responsible for managing all PCMC off dock chassis depots since their inception along with many other on terminal long term maintenance operations

Kyle Clinton

Senior Vice President of Maintenance and Repair

Mr. Clinton joined PCMC in 2003. Over the years Mr. Clinton has been promoted through the ranks serving in many different operational and management roles, starting in chassis maintenance and repair and eventually working his way to managing all crane and power maintenance and repair operations across all locations for all customers.

Alfonso Meckel

Sr. VP of Technical Services

Mr. Meckel received an electromechanical degree in Switzerland before moving to the US where he began working in commercial marine electrical and mechanical service and repairs, covering a wide range including oil tankers, container, passenger and navy vessels of all kinds.  Mr. Meckel began working for PCMC in 2001 as an ILWU represented lead mechanic working in the crane shop.  Mr. Meckel spent many years as a mechanic and then switched over to management, managing different crane shops throughout the LA/LB harbor.  Both as a mechanic and in management Mr. Meckel has consistently helped advise customers how to avoid latent technical issues, and responded to advanced technical failures on all container cranes, as well as fully electric and automated equipment.

Dave Zelhart

Sr. VP of Automation and Maintenance Services

Mr. Zelhart has been in the maintenance, repair, and project services supporting the marine transportation industry for almost 40 years. This has included major projects in 6 US states and 14 different countries.  Mr. Zelhart was intimately involved in the largest automation project of any marine terminal in North America with the development and modernization of Long Beach Container Terminal in the Port of Long Beach. In this project, Mr. Zelhart was on the development team, designing, consulting, and implementing the automated program at LBCT as well as the offloading and commissioning of most of the automated equipment delivered to LBCT. With the considerable amount of travel and varied projects, Mr. Zelhart has achieved an international reputation in the Marine Transportation Industry.

Susan Coffey

Vice President, Commercial Operations

Mrs. Coffey works closely with ocean carriers and BCOs on utilization of PTSC’s near dock yards up and down the west coast. Mrs. Coffey has been involved in the transportation industry for over 30 years having spent time with Sea Land and CSX. She worked at the Port of Tacoma – which is now part of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, where she oversaw business development activities. Mrs. Coffey has held various leadership positions during her tenure with CII – Containerization Intermodal Institute.

Sepehr Matinifar

Vice President, Commercial Operations

Mr. Matinifar has over 15 years of industry experience in Maintenance & Repair, Terminal Operations and Logistics. He started his career working in the San Pedro Bay Port Complex in 2008, where he worked for Qualy Pak Seafood, unloading commercial fishing vessels and supervising dock loading operations. He later joined Marine Technical Services in 2011, working on Marine Terminal projects in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In 2016, he began a successful tenure at TRAC Intermodal, where he led TRAC’s West Coast Business Development. In 2019 he ventured out on his own and started a logistics business, where he specialized in draying and transloading overweight and oversized containers in the Pacific Southwest. He joined The Pacific Companies in 2021, opening seven depots on the West Coast and establishing the company’s logistics division, Ocean Alliance Logistics. Mr. Matinifar holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, and a Master of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management from Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.

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