The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive.
With the pending expansion of the Panama Canal and the aftermath of the 2008 recession, port communities throughout North America have been highly focused on maintaining and growing their business.
Harbor Commissioners made the decision on Slangerup in an executive session following their regular June 23 board meeting. The Commission is set to confirm Slangerup’s appointment at a special public meeting June 30 at 6 p.m. Slangerup will succeed former Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle, who left the Port nearly a year ago for a similar position at the Port of Oakland.
“The Port of Long Beach is investing billions of dollars in advanced technology and infrastructure development, and I look forward to working with our team to flawlessly execute our capital plans and deliver exceptional value to our customers and community stakeholders to ensure the continued growth and expansion of our Port,” said Slangerup.
Press Release, June 27, 2014