paul d. tonsager

Chief commercial Officer


Paul Tonsager joined Patriot in March 2020 as the Chief Commercial Officer overseeing all commercial efforts related to transportation, services, and ports business units as well as the growth of industrial development projects and M&A activities.

Prior to Patriot, Mr. Tonsager grew his career with Canadian National (CN) for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he was responsible for US Business Development and Shortline engagement.  Prior to that he ran CN Worldwide North America, Marketing and Sales for CN’s 31 warehouse and distribution facilities, Aquatrain, and CN’s Machinery and Dimensional business.  Mr. Tonsager has broad international experience, moving to Shanghai to launch and develop CN’s presence in Asia.  He previously worked for Maersk and Crowley Maritime.

Mr. Tonsager received a BA in Marketing from Miami University of Ohio and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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