NEW ALBANY, December 2, 2014 – HMS Global Maritime was honored as a finalist in Louisville Business First’s 10th annual Business of the Year Awards in the “Large Company of the Year” category. President and CEO, John Waggoner, along with colleagues and employees, attended the annual gala event held December 2, 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center as the representative of the company. Over 400 people attended the event, honoring finalists in six different categories.
Finalists were chosen by the editorial board of Louisville Business First, following reader nominations of companies who were seen as examples of success and excellence throughout the past year. Winners of each category were selected by a panel of five business leaders from the area and were announced at the gala.
HMS Global Maritime has seen significant growth in the past five years. Growth in 2014 is mostly attributed to the purchase of a second overnight cruise vessel, theAmerican Empress, and the beginning of operations in April of 2014. The American Empress is a 222-passenger vessel that hosts 9-day cruises along the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest and is operated by HMS Global Maritime’s overnight cruise division, American Queen Steamboat Company.
This recognition is one of several received by the company throughout 2014. Other awards received include inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list, as well as ranking fifth in Louisville Business First’s Fast Fifty Awards.
HMS Global Maritime provides marine management, engineering and consulting to state, federal and private clients in need of professional turnkey vessel management systems. We help our clients meet changing market conditions through effective and experienced cost effective solutions. For more information, log on to: www.hmsgm.com.