2021 MSRC Annual Report

Our Leadership

MSRC’s readiness and response operations are led by a curated team of skilled professionals. Experts in their field, MSRC leadership are veterans of the oil spill response industry.

Captain Carmine Dulisse, MSRC’s President and CEO, is an Unlimited Master and former Global Emergency Response Manager for ExxonMobil. His first role in an oil spill response was the Exxon Valdez in 1989 while serving as a second mate in ExxonMobil’s Ocean fleet. Multiple leadership roles in emergency response and crisis management over a 30-year career at ExxonMobil, including serving as a founding Executive of Marine Well Containment Company, led Carmine to helm of the largest oil spill response organization in the world. Carmine joined MSRC in March 2017, focusing on growth initiatives that identify low-investment opportunities to broaden and deepen MSRC's customer base and maximize utilization of the company's assets. Under Carmine's leadership, MSRC has expanded spill response capability across the Hawaiian Islands, the U.S. Caribbean, Southern California, and the U.S. Interior.

Mike Walker, Vice President of the Gulf Region, has spent his entire career working in oil spill response and most of it at MSRC. Starting with MSRC as a Site Supervisor in Galveston in 1997, Mike served in multiple operations leadership positions in the Atlantic and Gulf regions and was appointed Gulf Region VP in 2007. Mike has demonstrated his ability to lead the largest-scale oil spill responses, cascading dedicated and contracted resources to the Gulf from all coasts and employing creative and effective spill response tactics. Large responses Mike has led at MSRC include Deep Water Horizon, Lake Charles Refinery Response, 9/11 Disaster Response New York, Hurricane Katrina/Rita Responses, and more recently in 2019 the tank farm explosion in the Houston ship channel and the barge-LNG ship collision in the same waterway.

Joe Bowles, Vice President of the Pacific Region, is a veteran responder who started working for the oil industry in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 1985, starting his spill response career in Valdez Alaska in 1989. Joe joined MSRC in 1993 as a Responder and was quickly promoted through various operations leadership positions in the Pacific Region. He has led complex spill responses including the Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the Waiu Pipeline Spill, Pearl Harbor 1996, and the Deep Water Horizon Mobile Command Post. During Joe’s tenure in MSRC’s Pacific Region, he has developed strong cooperative relationships with state regulatory agencies in the most ecologically conscious regions of the U.S.

John Swift serves as MSRC’s Vice President responsible for the Atlantic Region, Interior Region and the Marine Division. He has been with MSRC since 2005 and was heavily involved in both the Deepwater Horizon response and post response expansion of the company’s Gulf of Mexico capability. John also led the post Superstorm Sandy responses, which included three customers, four locations, and over 600 responders. Prior to joining MSRC, John spent 25 years in the U.S flag shipping industry managing tankers, container vessels and tug/barge fleets.

Kevin Hoskins is the Vice President of Telecommunications and Information Systems and also oversees MSRC's Surveillance and Remote Sensing Program. Kevin has led efforts to reconnect MSRC customers after catastrophic storms including Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Ike, Sandy and Harvey, and spent 6 months supporting the Deep Water Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More recently he has worked to broaden MSRC's international support to Customers with communications and remote sensing capabilities. Kevin has been with MSRC for more than 25 years.

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