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: Engineering Team Leader

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. Prior to advancing to the role of Engineering Team Leader, Mr. Merten worked as an Engineering Superintendent for ATC since 2002.

Capt John Merrigan:   Marine Team Leader

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