Arctic Directory: Chouest appoints Fox to lead Alaska operations
The Edison Chouest Offshore group of companies has announced the appointment of Rick Fox as senior vice president and general manager of Alaska operations. Fox will be responsible for leading all ECO vessel activities in the Arctic, as well as overseeing the operation of Chouest affiliates Fairweather LLC, Deadhorse Aviation Center, Tulugaq LLC and VDOS LLC.
A cum laude graduate in mathematics from the University of Georgia, Fox joined Shell in 1975. He served as a drilling supervisor from 1979 to 1990, overseeing projects in the Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic, Brazil, the North Sea and Alaska’s Bering, Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Throughout the 1990s, Fox led several highly successful projects in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater frontier and in 2002 he was picked to lead Shell’s operations capability strategy. In 2006, Fox was named Alaska asset manager, taking a lead role in Shell’s growing exploration and development activities in the Arctic. In 2010, he retired from a 35-year career with Shell and has since served as an adviser to Chouest’s Fairweather and Deadhorse Aviation Center operations. Actively involved in his community, Fox serves on the board of United Way of Anchorage and volunteers for Covenant House Alaska and AK Child & Family.