Ron Zeller Appointed President Of Miami-Based Norwegian Caribbean Lines
Ron Zeller has been appointed president and chief executive officer of N o r w e g i a n Caribbean Lines (NCL), succeeding Norwegian Helge Naarstad, who is relocating to another position with the company in Norway.
Mr. Zeller has been legal counsel f o r NCL f o r the past 10 years, and is thoroughly familiar with NCL and the cruise industry. In July this year he was elected a partner in the managing partnership overseeing NCL, Lauritz Kloster, composed of Knut Utstein Kloster and Christian P. Kloster, which comprises the board of directors.
Mr. Zeller began his career with Gulf Oil Corporation in Philadelphia in the early 60s. He subsequently practiced law five years in Michigan before joining the Miami law firm of Patton, Kanner, where one of his clients was NCL.
NCL, which is a division of the Norwegian s h i p p i n g c o m p a ny Klosters Rederi A/S, owns and operates a fleet of five cruise ships f r om the Port of Miami, as well as properties in the Caribbean. Last summer, NCL introduced the S / S Norway, the largest cruise ship in the world.