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Gordon Loebl Named New Senior VP of Marine Operations

Hornblower Cruises & Events has just named Gordon Loebl Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, according to Chairman and CEO Terry MacRae.

Loebl will be responsible for supporting Hornblower Cruises & Events’ multiple home ports, overseeing facilities, capital projects and associated budgets, establishing and maintaining relationships with regulatory agencies, directing the corporate engineering and project team, ensuring safety standards, participating in new business development, and leading efforts to develop and utilize new technology. In this hands-on executive management position, Loebl’s focus will be on the development and growth of Marine Operations throughout the Hornblower group of companies.

“We are thrilled to have Gordon bring his experience and professionalism in the industry to Hornblower Cruises & Events. With our continued growth and visibility, our team will benefit from his deep contacts in the industry and its regulators,” according to MacRae.

Captain Loebl’s 28-year U.S. Coast Guard career comes with extensive experience working with the maritime industry. Most recently, he served as the Commander of Sector New York where he was charged with ensuring the safety, security and stewardship of the Port of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Hudson River beyond Albany, NY. Prior to this position, Loebl was the Chief of Quality Assurance and Traveling Inspections at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he provided expert oversight, direction and technical advice on a full spectrum of maritime safety issues. Additionally, he was the Executive Assistant to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) during the Deepwater Horizon spill response in New Orleans, LA where he provided direct support and counsel to the FOSC for all phases of largest oil spill response in U.S. history (45,000+ people).

Loebl will be based out of the Hornblower Cruises & Events Headquarters at Pier 3 in San Francisco, CA. He can be reached at [email protected] or (415) 635-2246.

Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise operator headquartered in California for 35 years. The company operates over 70 vessels, including the three largest dining yachts on the West Coast and has ports in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego and New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In 2014, Hornblower Cruises & Events began operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: www.hornblower.com or www.hornblowernewyork.com.s has just named Gordon Loebl Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, according to Chairman and CEO Terry MacRae.

Loebl will be responsible for supporting Hornblower Cruises & Events’ multiple home ports, overseeing facilities, capital projects and associated budgets, establishing and maintaining relationships with regulatory agencies, directing the corporate engineering and project team, ensuring safety standards, participating in new business development, and leading efforts to develop and utilize new technology. In this hands-on executive management position, Loebl’s focus will be on the development and growth of Marine Operations throughout the Hornblower group of companies.

“We are thrilled to have Gordon bring his experience and professionalism in the industry to Hornblower Cruises & Events. With our continued growth and visibility, our team will benefit from his deep contacts in the industry and its regulators,” according to MacRae.

Captain Loebl’s 28-year U.S. Coast Guard career comes with extensive experience working with the maritime industry. Most recently, he served as the Commander of Sector New York where he was charged with ensuring the safety, security and stewardship of the Port of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Hudson River beyond Albany, NY. Prior to this position, Loebl was the Chief of Quality Assurance and Traveling Inspections at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he provided expert oversight, direction and technical advice on a full spectrum of maritime safety issues. Additionally, he was the Executive Assistant to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) during the Deepwater Horizon spill response in New Orleans, LA where he provided direct support and counsel to the FOSC for all phases of largest oil spill response in U.S. history (45,000+ people).

Loebl will be based out of the Hornblower Cruises & Events Headquarters at Pier 3 in San Francisco, CA. He can be reached at [email protected] or (415) 635-2246.

Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise operator headquartered in California for 35 years. The company operates over 70 vessels, including the three largest dining yachts on the West Coast and has ports in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego and New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In 2014, Hornblower Cruises & Events began operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For more information visit: www.hornblower.com or www.hornblowernewyork.com.

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