Travel Agent cited Tom Markwell, managing partner, sales and marketing, on behalf of Haimark's ownership team.
Rood most recently served as evp commercial for FleetPro Passenger Ship Management.
Earlier he was president of Hurtigruten. Other key roles, in sales, were with Royal Caribbean, Cunard and Holland America Line.
Haimark markets river cruises on the Amazon, Ganges, Irrawaddy and Mekong, and soon will introduce the updated Saint Laurent (ex Sea Voyager, built in 2001 as Cape May Light) on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, in New England and in Central America and South America.