Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has announced that Frank De Costanzo will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, effective 30 September. Mr. De Costanzo brings more than 30 years of banking, finance, public company and related leadership experience.
Mr. De Costanzo succeeds Adir Katzav who, with Eagle Bulk's recent relocation to Stamford, CT, has decided to step down to pursue other professional opportunities.
Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk's CEO, commented: "Frank's addition to Eagle Bulk reinforces our commitment to attracting the best and brightest in pursuit of above market results and positioning Eagle Bulk as the world's premier Drybulk Supramax owner/operator. It is a tribute to our progress and potential in this regard that someone of Frank's qualifications has joined the Company in this leadership capacity. We look forward to benefiting from his financial acumen and organisational leadership skills as we execute on our strategic plans."
Mr. Vogel added "On behalf of the entire Eagle Bulk organisation, I want to thank Adir for his tireless commitment and many contributions over the years. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career."
Mr. De Costanzo added: "With recent developments, I believe that Eagle Bulk now possesses the balance sheet strength and financial flexibility to take advantage of opportunities in the dry bulk market. I am excited to commence work and contribute to the Company's success in the years to come."
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