Mr. Klopfer was appointed Commercial Director of Navig8 Americas in 2012. Navig8 is the industry’s
largest independent pool and commercial management company. He has oversight of the company’s
offices in the United States, which includes business development/projects and pool management.
Mr. Klopfer has played a pivotal role in extending Navig8’s commercial platform and expertise in
partnership with Shipping Investors to form Navig8 Product Tankers, Inc., Navig8 Chemical Tankers, Inc. & Navig8 Crude Tankers, Inc. in recent years.
Mr. Klopfer’s prior professional experience was with Poten & Partners, Inc., the world's largest privately held ship brokerage company. He served as Managing Director of the company’s Spot Tanker Desk, where he developed a brokerage business that more than doubled its market share during his tenure. Prior to his work at Poten & Partners, Inc., Mr. Klopfer was a Vice President at Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) where he oversaw the commercial management of the Aframax International pool ‐ a fleet which exceeded 50 vessels during his tenure. During his time at OSG, he also served as Vice President of Tankers International’s VLCC/ULCC pool. Prior to his work at OSG, Mr. Klopfer started his career with McQuilling Brokerage Partners, Inc., as a Chartering Shipbroker.
Mr. Klopfer holds a Juris Doctorate from the Hofstra University School of Law (New York), a Masters of
Business and Finance from Hofstra University (New York) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola
University (Maryland). He is also a registered Attorney in the State of New York (admitted in 2004).