Mr. DeNike has 50+ years of experience in terminal/stevedore management and operations. He became a member of the management team with the acquisition of Crescent Wharf and Warehouse in 1983. He has directed numerous cargo operations since his original hiring by Crescent in 1966. Mr. DeNike was the architect and terminal manager for several major facilities in San Francisco, Oakland and Long Beach.
In 1986, he relocated to Seattle and assumed overall responsibility for Carrix’s west coast container and select breakbulk operations. He was a Blue Ribbon Committee member responsible for rewriting the Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document and has been heavily involved in container equipment design.
Mr. DeNike is the president of the company’s domestic container operations and also serves as chief operating officer for SSA Terminals, Carrix’s largest joint venture; Pacific Maritime Services, Carrix’s joint venture with CMA CGM and COSCO; SSA Terminals (Seattle) Carrix’s joint venture with COSCO; SSA Terminals (Oakland) with NYK; and SSA Terminals (Seattle Terminal) Carrix’s joint venture with MSC Mediterranean Shipping. Mr. DeNike serves on the board of the Pacific Maritime Association.
In 2018, Mr. DeNike received the Connie Award given by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) which is based on influence and contribution to the containerization and intermodal industry.