John C. Wobensmith


Mr. Wobensmith has served as Genco’s Chief Executive Officer since March 23, 2017 and our President since December 19, 2014. From April 2005 until his appointment as President, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. From 2010 until Baltic Trading’s merger with our Company on July 17, 2015, Mr. Wobensmith served as President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Baltic Trading. He was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer of Genco on March 23, 2017. He also served as a director of Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, a marine transportation company, from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Wobensmith has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. Before becoming our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Wobensmith served as a Senior Vice President with American Marine Advisors, Inc., an investment bank focused on the shipping industry. While at American Marine Advisors, Inc., Mr. Wobensmith was involved in mergers and acquisitions, equity fund management, debt placement and equity placement in the shipping industry. From 1993 through 2000, he worked in the international maritime lending group of The First National Bank of Maryland, serving as a Vice President from 1998. Mr. Wobensmith has a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He also was appointed by the Governor of Maryland and currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer of the Board at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Mr. Wobensmith holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.