Thursday, January 24, 2013

Port of Kalama Head Retiring

After nearly 19 years at the Port of Kalama, Executive Director Lanny Cawley has announced his retirement, effective March 31.

Cawley, who joined the port as Director of Property Development and Management/Marketing in 1994, has served as director since 1998. He has an MBA and BS from Portland State University School of Business, has been a member of numerous port-related groups and associations, including the Washington Public Ports Association and Pacific Northwest Waterways Association.

During his tenure, the southwest Washington port saw growth and economic development in many areas, including the development of a 75 acre industrial park; construction of 156,000 square feet of industrial buildings; and completion of road and utility infrastructure improvements.

Cawley also oversaw the acquisition of properties for future business development and development of recreational facilities; and development of the North Port heavy industrial site, which includes rail and the North Port wharf.

“Lanny’s steady leadership and direction of port expansion and development has significantly enhanced the region’s economic development and created more jobs at the port,” Port of Kalama Commission President Troy Stariha said. “His work ethic has not only set an example for us here, but has had a direct impact on the success of the port over his tenure.”

The Port of Kalama, which has five terminals, is located about 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon and 120 miles southwest of Seattle. It specializes in bulk commodity exports.