Matson Inc. Announces New Leadership Roles

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Honolulu-based Matson has announced that five employees will take on new leadership roles within the company. 

Vic Angoco, Matson’s senior vice president, Pacific, will become senior vice president, Alaska, starting on July 1. He will take over for Bal Dreyfus, who is retiring. 

Angoco, who will be based in Anchorage, currently oversees the company’s Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia and South Pacific operations and brings 32 years of maritime experience. He started with Matson in 1996 as operations manager on Guam, before moving on to various leadership roles in Guam and Hawaii. 

“As difficult as it is to replace an executive with almost five decades of experience, Matson works at developing talented leaders and we have a deep bench in management,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matt Cox said. “Vic is one of Matson’s most experienced and trusted leaders.” 

Len Isotoff, Matson’s vice president of sales – Hawaii, has succeeded Angoco as senior vice president, Pacific, as of April 1. He began at Matson in 1999 as logistics manager on Guam. 

Bernadette “Bernie” Valencia, vice president and general manager, Guam/Micronesia, took over Isotoff’s role as vice president, sales – Hawaii. Valencia, who joined Matson in 2008, brings 15 years of business experience in Guam and Micronesia. 

Patrick Bulaon, Matson’s operations manager, Guam and Micronesia, has succeeded Valencia as vice president and general manager, Guam/Micronesia. Bulaon joined Matson in 2021, bringing with him over 28 years of operations and sales management experience in Guam, CNMI, Micronesia, East Asia and the South Pacific for ExxonMobil and PacifiCare Asia Pacific.

Jennifer Tungul, director of Alaska terminal operations, is now Matson’s vice president of operations for Alaska, managing Matson’s terminal operations in Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. Tungul started with the company in 2002. 

By Karen Robes Meeks