Nick Coomes

Nick serves in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Nick is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the transportation, terminal and port, and mechanical divisions, while ensuring that all operations are performed safely.

Nick joined the Watco Team in January of 2014 as vice president of operations support for Watco Terminal and Port Services. He has most recently served as senior vice president of operations for Watco. Under Nick’s leadership, Watco saw the successful integration of the Kinder Morgan terminal acquisitions and the start-up of a new Watco service offering in the Houston deep-water stevedoring operations.

Prior to joining Watco, Nick spent nine years at Dr Pepper Snapple where he held several positions, including director of engineering, where he led the scoping and execution of various marketing, packaging, and manufacturing related projects.

Nick received a bachelor’s degree in Plastics Engineering and a master’s in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.