GUARDIAN NAVIGATION PROVIDES
DRY CARGO SHIPPING SOLUTIONS TO INDUSTRIAL SHIPPERS GLOBALLY.
We offer shipowners specialized global market access and superior performance through our managed pool
George E. Cody
CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
In charge of strategic management of Guardian as the most respected operator of dry bulk pools in the industry. Responsible for delivering Guardian Pool’s superior performance, directing employment of Guardian’s fleet globally, overseeing execution of voyages to optimize bottom line. Conceptualized the construction of the Guardian Pool. Manages Guardian’s entire commercial division, including its network of global offices. Maritime career spanning nearly 3 decades. With Guardian since inception, experience as a Line Manager and Managing Director of Guardian Houston.
CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
In charge of strategic management of Guardian as a key player in the drybulk market that balances the interests of shipowners, operators, and cargo owners. Responsible for uniting small- to midsized-shipowners and leveraging GNAV’s pool platform. Heads GNAV Business Strategy, Finance & Accounting, and Marketing globally. Maritime professional with more than 20-years career at Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), experienced in commercial vessel and Gas Carrier businesses across sectors and geographies. Was most recently the Trading Team Leader at MC in Tokyo, including GNAV business and marketing responsibility since 2018.
Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for executing Guardian’s financial strategy, monitoring Guardian Pools’ performance, and
overseeing Guardian’s accounting department. Established accounting and monitoring procedures of the
Guardian Pool upon its inception. His career began as an auditor of shipping companies with Deloitte
and has spanned over 3 decades in several accounting and finance roles for such companies as Sara Lee,
Kraft Foods International, and Terex Corporation.
Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for the management and modernization of Guardian technology including architecture,
hardware, software, and third-party integrations. Building and designing systems for 15 years across
several industries. Prior to Guardian: Vice President and Senior Software Engineer for Strategic Value
Partners (SVP), a global, multi-billion dollar hedge fund. Prior to SVP: Chief Technology Officer for
StoryPress – a social networking startup where he put in place state-of-the-art systems to drive
thousands of users and helped the company raise capital through several rounds of fundraising.
Ronald W. Tursi
Executive Vice President of Guardian & President of Guardian Ship Management Inc.
Responsible for all ship management functions and vessel sale & purchase. Vast technical expertise
including nearly a decade of seagoing experience and knowledge with the full range of the vessel life
cycle from new build to scrapping. In maritime industry for over 40 years. Actively participates in
industry organizations; member of Lloyd’s Register’s North America Advisory Committee, North American
Committee of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, and formerly held board positions with NAMEPA and Green Marine.
What Customers Are Saying About Guardian Navigation
Global Trading Company, Coal
Switzerland HQ, India Division
Our company completed multiple fixtures with Guardian since 2011. Over the years, Guardian has proven
themselves to be a very reliable transportation option for our cargo in some of the most challenging
areas of the world.
Producer, Steel Products
In the past 15 years, Guardian has been outstanding in service, responsibility and performance;
therefore we highly recommend them. We look forward to enjoying Guardian services on short, medium and
Global Trading Company, Mining
Switzerland HQ, South America Division
We have worked with Guardian carrying our mineral concentrates from Chile since we began shipments in
2007. The service Guardian has provided has always been timely and very professional.
Producer: Steel, Mining, Iron Ore
United Kingdom HQ, Brazil Division
Our company has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Guardian for several years. Guardian
carried regularly steel products in a timely and professional manner. We expect to continue to work
with Guardian for a long period.
Commodities Trader, Minerals
Switzerland HQ, Peru Division
We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Guardian since the company began in 1993.
Guardian is carrying many of our cargoes of zinc, lead and copper to the Far East and other
destinations, doing so in a timely and very professional manner.
Trading House, Steel
Since 2006 Guardian has afforded us first class support and advice which has enabled us to develop
markets and conclude trades. This cooperation and professionalism sets them apart from their