Jon Slangerup, the CEO of the Port of Long Beach has announced his resignation, which comes into effect October 29, 2016.
After two years in his position, he is moving on to accept the role as Chairman and CEO of a leading aviation technology company.
Slangerup said: “I wish to thank the Board of Harbour Commissioners for the opportunity I’ve had to lead the Port of Long Beach and our exceptional team of managers and professionals.
“The experience of helping guide the Port through our industry’s swiftly changing and often uncharted waters has been both an exciting challenge and a great honour.
“I am exceedingly proud of the work we’ve accomplished together over the past two years in driving forward our vision for the Green Port of the Future. I leave my post content in the knowledge that the Port’s greatest years lie ahead.”
Lori Ann Guzmán, President for Board of Harbour Commissioners said: “Jon has brought tremendous leadership, creativity and executive experience to the Port. His innovative vision and ability to lead in times of change and growth have made a marked difference in the history of our beloved Port. I and my fellow commissioners wish Jon continued success in his new role.”
Jon Slangerup is praised for his role in solving the issue of congestion at the San Pedro Bay port complex and national goods movement network, and under his leadership the Port set the strongest cargo record in more than a century of operations.