UIC Marine Services

Arctic Barging Experts

Our People

Our People

Our seasoned crew are experts in their field, each with more than 15 years of experience in cargo handling in the Arctic, and nearly every other village on the coast of Alaska. Wherever your project originates, when you bring it to the Arctic, Bowhead Transport Company is here with the experience and skills you need.


Luther Bartholomew

General Manager

Luther comes to UIC after many years at Crowley Maritime, most recently as Manager of Operations Integrity combining a mix of 30 years of maritime experience included 11 years in the Oil Spill Prevention and Response industry. He most recently provided operational excellence managing the safe and reliable petroleum transportation in the marine trade for customers such as BP, Shell, Chevron, Phillips, and Tesoro. He has proven employee, customer, commercial experience and expertise in navigating the ever challenging state and federal government regulatory policies. Above all, Luther puts safe operational integrity as a high priority for environmental and cultural stewardship. Luther has been a lifelong Alaskan living in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Valdez and Iliamna. He is an avid college basketball fan and still volunteers his time refereeing YMCA youth basketball games.  Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Luther.



Annie Tieu

Director of Finance and Administration

Annie has over 22 years of experience in finance and accounting with over 10 years of upper level management in various fields and industries such as marine transportation and services, government contracts, manufacturing, electronics assembly and distribution, food processing, contemporary garment designing and distribution, petroleum and tanks, property management, seafood, and state and local government/non-profit auditing.  She received her M.B.A. in Business Administration from DeVry University and her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington.  Her philosophy is to lead by example, to believe in people and teamwork and never stop learning. Ms.Tieu joined Bowhead Transport in 2006 and has been touched and fascinated by the Iñupiaq values and culture. She strives to serve UIC shareholders by providing management with prompt and adequate financial information, which enables them to grow the business.



Billy Jarrett

Director of Traffic & Cargo Operations

Billy has been with Bowhead since 1999 and came to us with an extensive background in Manufacturing Logistics, Operations and Inventory Management.  His previous position with Bowhead Manufacturing, a sister company, was Purchasing and Logistics Manager and in that capacity handled logistics for multi-million dollar government contracts.  He manages all aspects of traffic and logistics, from a single vehicle move to large government clean-up projects involving mobilization of equipment and shipment of debris and hazardous materials.  He is the main point of contact with our customers, and strives to maintain impeccable customer satisfaction.  Billy is always willing to step in and assist with a flexible solution to the inevitable and unexpected customer crisis.



Sean Hochanadel

Cargo Operations Manager

Sean has more than 30 years of experience managing and coordinating all aspects of marine transportation common carrier and special project related services throughout Western and Arctic Alaska. Mr. Hochanadel is the primary point of contact for terminal operations including project documentation and logistics support, barge and landing craft load planning, cargo operations, and remote site delivery to multiple hub port, river, and coastal project locations. He has maintained decades long successful and ongoing professional and personal relationships with customers, vendors, interline providers, and industry leaders throughout the Alaska marketplace.