Alaska Tanker Company — Our structure and staff

Management team (click on name to view / hide)

Anil Mathur: Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for providing overall strategic direction and guidance to ATC and for assuring that operations are conducted in a manner that results in no accidents, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment.

Anil has been the President and CEO of Alaska Tanker Company since 2001. In 2005, he was named “CEO who gets it” by the National Safety Council. He also received the ASSE President’s Award for his contribution to safety.

He holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MS in Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Anil is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

Prior to joining ATC, Anil worked for bp for twenty years. Assignments were in technical, commercial and operations roles in the US and UK.

Capt. Bob Wenz: Assurance and HSSE Team Leader

Responsible for providing strategic direction in the implementation of ATC’s health, safety, security and environmental pro-tection policies and programs. He is also responsible for overall development and implementation of ATC’s Quality / Safety Management Systems. Education:
Capt. Wenz attended the Maine Maritime Academy, where he earned a BS in Nautical Science with a minor in Oceanography. He holds a Master’s License, Oceans Unlimited. He is a RADAR observer, holds a general radiotelephone operator license, and is a First Class Pilot of Steam and Motor Vessels / Prince William Sound.

Capt. Wenz has sailed as a deck officer in various positions for over 17 years. He served as a Safety & Pollution Inspector for Sea Support at the Exxon facility in New Haven, CT for two years. Most recently Capt. Wenz served for roughly four years as Keystone Shipping’s manager of Safety, Environment & Quality.

Chris Merten: Chief  Operating Officer

Responsible and accountable for cost effectively managing the engineering function for all ATC vessels. Provides strategic direction on all engineering issues.


Chris Merten holds a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Additionally, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant. Mr. Merten is also a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Leadership Development Program.

Chris Merten has over 20 years of technical and administrative experience in the maritime industry. He initially sailed as a shipboard engineer for several years before moving ashore to work as a Marine Surveyor with the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Merten worked as an Engineering Superintendent for ATC beginning in 2002.  He advanced to Engineering Team Leader in November 2014 and onto his current role of Chief Operating Officer in February 2018.

Capt John Merrigan:   Marine and Labor Relations Team Leader  

Responsible for cost effectively managing all marine operations, labor relations, and personnel.  Accountable for ensuring vessels operate in accordance with the highest marine stanards, while remaining fluent with all seagoing and in-port operations, and local, state and federal regulations.  Development of fleet marine technical training, professional development of fleet officers and company positions on labor issues.


Captain John D. Merrigan holds a B.S. degree in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  He is also a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Leadership Development Program.


Captain Merrigan has over 25 years’ experience in the maritime industry.  He holds a Master license, Oceans Unlimited and several First Class Federal and State pilot licenses; Captain Merrigan sailed as Master for more than 10 years and has been an instructor at various maritime institutions.  Prior to advancing to the Marine and Labor Relations Team Leader, he worked as the Marine Technical Superintendent.  Before joining Alaska Tanker Company, Captain Merrigan served in various positons for Marine Transport Lines. 

Jeff Reynolds:   Commercial and Administrative Services Team Leader  

Responsible for support functions for the ATC offices and fleet: Human Resources & Benefit Plans (Pension and Welfare), Insurance & Risk Transfer, Information Technology, Public Relations & Incident Response, Legal & Contracts, and Claims.


Jeff Reynolds holds a BSc in Management (Institutional Finance and Financial Services) from the Marriott School at BYU. Additionally, he has an MBA from Portland State University. He has completed executive education programs at both Harvard & Stanford Universities, and holds numerous professional certifications, including the SHRM-CP.


Jeff Reynolds has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and the marine industry.