Seattle Marine Business Coalition

John Lockwood
Lockwood Associates, Inc.

Brian Thomas
Kvichak Marine Industries

Warren Aakervik
Ballard Oil

Peter Philips
Philips Publishing

Darrell Bryan
Clipper Navigation

Jim Gilmore
At-sea Processors Association

Mark Gleason
Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers

Mark Knudsen
SSA Pacific

Scott Merritt
Foss Maritime

Kris Mullan
Stabbert Maritime

Vince O'Halloran
Sailors Union of the Pacific

Erik Sundholm

Peter Tarabochia
Elliott Bay Design Group

The Seattle Marine Business Coalition is a registered 501(c)(6) Washington State non-profit corporation

SMBC Mission

The Seattle Marine Business Coalition (SMBC) is a 501(c)(6) incorporated in 1983 to advocate on behalf of Seattle-area marine industrial businesses.

  • The maritime industrial sector generates $10 billion in annual economic activity to the Puget Sound region
  • We sustain more than 22,000 family wage jobs paying an average of $70,750 per year
  • 2004-2008 saw our industry grow in employment by 3% and our payroll grew by 20%...we saw positive growth throughout the recession! (City of Seattle Maritime Economic Impact Study, Sommers, 2009)

SMBC is the only organization in Puget Sound specifically founded to represent the maritime industrial sector. Our all-volunteer Board of Governors advocates to protect industrial lands from encroachment by non-compatible uses, we're a voice for reason on transportation and regulatory issues and we fight to maintain the maritime and commercial fishing industry's visibility among elected officials, policymakers and regulators who make laws and policy that govern our industry.

We are your colleagues, customers and vendors. We're working for you. If there is an issue we need to be aware of, contact one our board members, or call me directly.

If your company relies on the maritime and commercial fishing sector's vibrancy, we urge you to join us today! Click here for a membership form.

Thanks to your continued support we can ensure that Puget Sound remain a dynamic and economically vibrant maritime and commercial fishing center.

Jim Cole Drawing

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