Friday, May 3, 2013

New President/CEO for Maher Terminals

Maher Terminals, which operates a facility at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia, has appointed Gary Cross as its new president and chief executive officer. Cross had been one of the company’s executive vice presidents the past two years.

He joined Maher in 1978 as a management trainee and has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure with the company, joining the sales and marketing team in 1996, before the head of marketing and business development in 2009 and finally an executive vice president in 2011.

“Gary rapidly rose to the top as the most appropriate choice to lead the Maher organization forward with his impactful leadership and experience,” Deutsche Bank head of operating assets Enrico Sanna, who took part in the hiring process, said.

Cross replaces the company’s most recent CEO, John Buckley, who had held the job since November 2007.

Maher Terminals operates the 59-acre Prince Rupert intermodal container handling facility, as well as a terminal at the Port of New York-New Jersey. The company is also developing a 315-acre container terminal and intermodal rail facility on Canada’s east coast which would be located on a 14,000-acre industrial reserve on the Strait of Canso, Nova Scotia.

It would be similar to Maher’s Prince Rupert terminal in that it’s specifically designed as a high volume Intermodal container transfer facility.