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Jim Elliott
Chief Operating Officer at Teichman Group of Companies


Jim Elliott is President of the American Salvage Association and Chief Operating Officer of the Teichman Group of Companies, including T&T Salvage and T&T Subsea. He is responsible for managing worldwide marine salvage, heavy lift, commercial diving and emergency response operations while simultaneously managing multiple companies. With three decades of leadership experience in maritime operations, he has served as a senior Coast Guard Officer, Incident Commander, Salvage Master, Commercial Diver and Project Manager on salvage and oil spill response operations from the Equator to the Arctic. 

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Environment Management with distinction, a Master of Environmental Policy with honors, Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies with highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College and MBA with merit from the University of London. Additionally, he has earned over 75 Federal, State and industry awards and medals, including the U.S. Coast Guard’s prestigious Inspirational Leadership Award.