Pat joined the West Marine team in 1996 as the Director of Domestic Transportation and was named Assistant Vice President of Transportation Services in 2004 after assuming additional responsibilities for the company’s international transportation program. Pat has been accountable for developing a best-in-class transportation network for West Marine with year-over-year improvements in service and financial results. He has transformed how West Marine interacts with its carriers and vendors through state-of-the-art transportation management technology.
Prior to joining West Marine, Pat was Manager of Corporate Transportation for Electrolux Major Appliances, North America Division. In his twelve years at Electrolux, Mr. Foley held many progressive positions on the company’s logistics team. Patrick had responsibility overseeing transportation for eleven manufacturing locations and eight regional distribution centers.
Pat was West Marine’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Walter Scott Leadership Award which is awarded annually to the West Marine associate who best demonstrates superior leadership cross-functionally within the organization.
Mr. Foley was promoted to Vice President Logistics in 2008 and has full responsibility for West Marine’s Distribution Centers located in Hollister, CA and Rock Hill, SC, along with West Marine’s Global Transportation program.
Each summer, Pat and his wife enjoy water sports at their family’s cabin on Lake Millicoquin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Pat graduated from The Ohio State University in 1986. He currently serves on West Marine’s Sustainability Advisory Board and on the Board of Trustees for The United Way of Santa Cruz County.