Thomas J. Rucker (T.J.)President
Thomas J. Rucker joined Carrix in 1999 as a project manager within the Y2K project team. Shortly after Tideworks was formed, he relocated to Panama where he oversaw IT Operations throughout Central and South America. Thomas then relocated back to Seattle and held the position of Vice President of Product and Professional Services. He was responsible for the innovation and execution of a variety of terminal operating system solutions at marine and rail facilities around the globe. Most recently, Thomas served as the Vice President of Operations for Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) providing strategic and tactical leadership for the company’s operational functions.
Greg SharpChief Operations Officer
Greg Sharp joined Carrix in 1996 as a member of the team tasked with creating a new terminal operating system that became Tideworks Technology. Most recently, Greg served as the Vice President of Information Technology where he managed the technology infrastructure of Tideworks’ customers, including server hardware and software, data and voice networks, and EDI, and the support services of the organization. Prior to Tideworks, Greg worked as a scientist with Golder Associates developing predictive computational models at nuclear waste sites. During that time, Greg gained experience translating mathematical models into software in a rigorous quality control environment.
Todd TattersonVP, Business Development
Todd Tatterson oversees Tideworks’ business development group and manages the company’s key business relationships and its growth strategies. Todd’s nearly twenty years of experience in terminal operations, software development, implementation, sales and support give him a practical, well-rounded understanding of both operations and technology. Todd previously served as project manager of Tideworks’ Mainsail and Spinnaker implementations and played a key role in the development of a new terminal in Rhode Island as well as the start-up of Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama.
Amanda GressVP, Information Technology
Amanda joined Tideworks in 2015 as the director of IT governance and was appointed vice president of Information Technology in 2018. She brings valuable foresight and offers long-term vision and fiscally sound strategies to the management team of Tideworks. Prior to her tenure at Tideworks, Amanda was the director of technology management at Ancestry.com. She brings over 15 years of financial oversight and decisive implementation strategies.
Thomas Van BuskirkVP, Product Engineering
Thomas Van Buskirk joined Tideworks in 2009 and oversees all software development and quality assurance teams. Prior to his current position, Tom led the development efforts for Mainsail Vanguard, Tideworks’ next generation terminal management system. For nearly a decade, Tom has pioneered and enhanced emerging software technologies, both as an engineer and innovator, focusing primarily in Java, Flex, and N-Tier application development. He brings with him expertise in service-oriented architectures and Rich Internet Application development acquired at Lockheed Martin and projects for the NASA Ames Research Center.
Doug ValenteVP, Customer Success
Doug joined Tideworks in 2019 as Vice President of Customer Success. He has 30 years of executive leadership experience in both enterprise software and SaaS-based software. Doug started his career in the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in the Seattle Area since 2003. With deep experience in building companies with a strong customer focus, he will be responsible for leading the Customer Success strategy at Tideworks.
Hugh GallagherAVP, Product Engineering
Hugh Gallagher joined Tideworks in 2005 with more than 15 years’ experience in the transportation industry and has held positions in vessel operations, liner agency services, intermodal, vessel planning, and terminal operations. He has had many roles within Tideworks and now all aspects of research, development and quality control of Tideworks’ full suite of software applications. Involved in every aspect of the product life cycle from requirements gathering through implementation, Hugh enjoys leveraging his operational experience and an aptitude for systems to help organizations realize effective business solutions.
Gert KabbedijkOperations Manager, Europe
Gert Kabbedijk is a long-time professional in the field of ICT and organizational requirements analysis and consulting with a full specialization in terminal operations, on both an execution and management level. Coming from a background in terminal operations, he currently oversees Tideworks European operations. In 1996 Gert started a software company specialized in terminal solutions. His business, Sonu Software Solutions was ultimately sold to Tideworks Technology in July 2004. With over 30 years of experience in logistics, project management implementation of new software developments, he has built up a wealth of experience and knowledge in the terminal sector.