Who We Are Leadership Team


Andrew Chodos - President and CEO

Andrew Chodos, whose leadership has been responsible for devising and overseeing the implementation of broad strategic initiatives, has been a pioneer in his own right, leading the company into the modern era alongside his father by embracing innovation and technology that increases safety and efficiency. His stewardship of the company is guided by the very same values espoused and honored by his father and grandfather before him. Along with his late father, Andrew was instrumental in expanding the company’s operations through acquisitions, organic measures, and through value-added partnerships with vertical and horizontal chain suppliers. 

Murray Gorodensky - Executive Vice President

Mr Gorodensky joined Empire in 1988 from Canfornav where he served as operations manager.

He has over 40 years of maritime experience, including stevedoring, vessel chartering and management,agency leadership. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Maritime Data Center in Montreal.

Donald Scardochio - Operations Manager – Montreal

Mr Scardochio joined Empire in 1982 upon completing studies at McGill University and worked his way up from time keeper to vessel superintendent to operations manager. He serves on the MEA Contract Committee in Montreal which negotiates the collective bargaining agreements with the longshoremen and checkers union.





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