Business Development Team

Our Business Development team specializes in container, breakbulk and intermodal business and manages a large facet of the supply chain. This dynamic team draws on diverse expertise and backgrounds with international experience and is ready to deliver best-in-class service to our customers. We invite you to meet the team and hope to hear from you soon.

Steve Balaski

Steve Balaski

Director, Business Development, Container

Office: 253-888-4403
Cell: 206-910-4573

Commodity expertise: Hay, forest products, peas and lentils and retail

Background: Steve brings over 20 years of international and domestic experience in marine transportation and logistics. His background also includes operations, project management, marketing and business development

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Favorite hobbies: Hiking and running

Georgette Bonagofski

Georgette Reidburn

Business Development Manager, Container

Office: 253-383-9415
Cell: 253-459-5386

Commodity expertise: Seafood, toys, meat/poultry and wine and spirits

Background: Georgette brings over 10 years of experience in the maritime and transportation industry in business management, statistics and market analysis for ports

Hometown: Tacoma, Washington

Favorite hobbies: Golf, wine tasting and trying to garden

John Tullis

John Tullis

Senior Manager, Business Development, Container

Office: 253-428-8603
Cell: 253-219-3338

Commodity expertise: Potatoes and forest products

Background: John brings over 11 years of experience with a 3PL and ocean carrier, including four years in an overseas assignment in Hong Kong

Hometown: Des Moines, Washington

Favorite hobby: Squash (the sport)

Andre Elmaleh

Andre Elmaleh

Senior Manager, Business Development, Non-Container

Office: 253-592-6792

Commodity expertise: Automobiles, ro-ro cargo, military cargo and breakbulk cargo

Background: Andre brings over 28 years of automobile logistics experience, having worked for automobile processors, a manufacturer and a 3PL

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon

Favorite hobby: Boating

Jeff Brubach

Jeff Brubach

Business Development Manager

Office: 253-592-6211
Cell: 253-209-9440

Commodity expertise: BCO container customers, non-container project freight, ocean carriers and marine terminal operators

Background: Jeff brings more than 11 years of experience at multiple terminal operators in Tacoma and Los Angeles/Long Beach

Hometown: Sumner, Washington

Favorite hobbies: Watching Seattle sports, Syracuse Orange basketball and chasing his kids at home