Liberty Maritime Drydock Propeller
Liberty Maritime Shipyard Workers
Experience, Knowledge
Leadership & Vision

Key Personnel

Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen

Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen joined Liberty Global Logistics LLC (LGL), as Executive Vice President for U.S. Flag and member of the Executive Management Committee which is responsible for planning and executing the company’s strategic business activities.

During a 35-year Military and Government Service Career, he developed extensive leadership and managerial experience in ship operations, government regulations and Transportation/Maritime policy. He served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear trained Submarine Officer for 30 years which included command assignments as Officer-in-Charge, Moored Training Ship One (MTS 635) in Charleston, SC; Commanding Officer, USS ALBANY (SSN 753), a fast-attack submarine, and Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 in San Diego, California. In shore assignments, he served on the Pentagon Joint Staff as the Chief of European and NATO Policy where he was responsible for military-to-military engagement with all 28 NATO nations and as Director of Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution at Navy Personnel Command, overseeing 4,500 submarine and nuclear-trained surface warfare officers and aviators. His last assignment for the Department of the Navy was as Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs in Washington D.C. from 2010 to 2012.

Mr. Jaenichen was appointed by President Obama as U.S. Maritime Administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation from July 2014 until January 2017 after previously serving as both Deputy and Acting Maritime Administrator from 2012 to 2014.

Immediately prior to joining Liberty, he was the Chief Operating Officer of a privately owned maritime company which operated over 90 vessels for Federal, state and local government organizations with multiple offices across the country and overseas.

Mr. Jaenichen received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ocean Engineering and he holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

Mr. Jaenichen was designated as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and has served as a Government representative to the National Defense Transportation Association.