JAXPORT Appoints New CEO (USA)

JAXPORT Appoints New CEO (USA)

The Chairman of the JAXPORT Board of Directors, Joe York, announced earlier that senior maritime leader Brian W. Taylor joined JAXPORT as Chief Executive Officer on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Taylor, a long-time Horizon Lines executive, is an accomplished sales and operations manager with a track record of building high-performance teams and leading complex organizations. He held high-profile positions of increasing responsibility throughout Horizon’s business units during his tenure with the company.

Most recently, Taylor was Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations for New Breed Logistics in High Point, North Carolina.

Taylor has served around the world during his 30-year career and holds a Master of Business Administration in Economics and Financial Management from Concordia University in Montreal.

The JAXPORT Board of Directors conducted a national executive search to fill the vacant CEO position.

Jacksonville Port Authority Chief Executive Officer Brian Taylor met with Jacksonville media for the first time and provided the following statement.

“I am thrilled to be here and anxious to get started. Several people have asked how I plan to turn JAXPORT around, but I don’t believe it needs to be turned around. There is a great foundation here that the team has built. My role is to build on that foundation and make it bigger and better.”

Taylor emphasized the importance of harbor deepening to maintain JAXPORT’s competitive edge on the international stage and the critical role the port’s developing strategic plan will play in prioritizing future projects.

Press Release, August 1, 2013