The Pasha Group Joins NAMEPA to Save our Seas Pasha’s Kai Martin to join the Board of Directors

January 30, 2023- Weston, CT – In a demonstration of its commitment to marine environmental stewardship, The Pasha Group has joined the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) as a corporate member, announced NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes. The Pasha Group is a privately held, diversified, family-owned shipping and logistics company with its headquarters in San Rafael, California and offices globally.  

“For over 75 years, the foundation of our company has been based on four key components – integrity, innovation, excellence and sustainability,” stated George Pasha IV, Chairman and CEO, The Pasha Group. “Environmental stewardship is a responsibility The Pasha Group takes seriously and joining NAMEPA is a further demonstration of this belief.”

Underscoring their engagement with NAMEPA, The Pasha Group has seconded Kai Martin, Vice President for Strategic Programs, to the NAMEPA Board of Directors. Kai leads Pasha’s ESG Environmental Sustainability, Energy Management, Quality, Security, and Business Resiliency programs and was recently recognized by NAMEPA as the 2022 Marine Environment Protection Individual Award recipient.

“We are delighted to welcome Kai Martin to our Board,” observed Mr. Hughes. “I am sure that he will make a great contribution to our efforts over the months and years ahead.” NAMEPA is heavily engaged in MARPOL compliance training and ESG training and education for the maritime industry, with extensive programs geared towards the public to “Save our Seas.”  

Prior to The Pasha Group, Kai held the position of Commercial Transportation Chief, US Forces Iraq, serving as a U.S. Naval Officer and continues to serve as a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  Kai’s earlier experience included extensive marine port and intermodal operations managing terminals and led programs and teams for advanced automation, terminal improvement, and greenfield projects. He holds an MBA-Global Management from American Military University, BS-Marine Transportation from California Maritime Academy.  He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMO Director (PMOC), Global Logistics Specialist (GLS), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt LSSGB, certified CSO/FSO/VSO, ISO9001 Lead Auditor, Climate Change Professional (CC-P), ESG Practitioner (ESG-P), and Defense Support to Civil Authorities Level II graduate.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment for over 15 years by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at:

Media Contact:  Carleen Walker  +203 260 0480

Photo:  Kai Martin, VP for Strategic Programs, The Pasha Group


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