John Wade Thurber
Executive Vice President
7733 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
John Wade Thurber, Executive Vice President, RISS CARGO MANAGEMENT. A graduate of the University of Alabama, John Wade began his career in 2002 in the Port of Houston as a Marine Agent for Norton Lilly International gaining experience in all facets of operations, including the handling of grain, steel, tanker and container vessels. After his tenure in Houston, John Wade was promoted to the role of Vice President of Marketing and transferred to the New York/New Jersey area with primary responsibility for several of NLI’s major principals. Later, John Wade became the General Manager of the Northeast, and was then promoted to the role of General Manager for the entire East Coast. His next promotion was to the position of Executive Vice President Port Agency division and relocated to Mobile, AL. While in Mobile, John Wade also worked with the brokerage group handling dry cargoes as well as vessels.
In February 2012, John Wade joined a large stevedoring company in Mobile, AL handling sales, where he remained until June 2013. In July 2013, John Wade became the Project Cargo/Logistics Manager for a heavy lift and heavy transport company in Mobile, responsible for their fleet of barges.
In October 2015, he founded RISS Cargo Management providing inland logistical support to clients. With experience in both the blue and brown water markets, he manages every detail of cargo moves from origin to final destination. John Wade is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of RISS, along with the personnel and customers of RISS.