Jay joined Jacob Stern & Sons – Texas in June 2011, originally serving as Business Manager. Mr. Van Valen brings deep knowledge of shipping, relationship building, negotiating and logistics to our company. Prior to his employment here, Mr. Van Valen was Vice President at Safe Harbour Tanker Chartering where he brokered and negotiated parcel tanker freight for tallow, specialty chemical and vegetable oils.
Mr.Van Valen graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a B.S. in Engineering and holds a USCG Third Assistant Engineer license.