Friday, August 2, 2013

Tacoma Port Hires New Ops Center Head

The Port of Tacoma has hired well-traveled industry veteran Dustin Stoker to lead the port’s new operations center.

In his new position, Stoker is responsible for overall port operations, including waterway management, road and rail functions and break bulk and terminal operations.

Stoker brings more than 14 years of experience in both domestic and international terminal management. Before joining the port, Stoker was director of Deltaport Operations with Terminal Systems, Inc. at the Port Metro Vancouver in British Columbia from August 2011 to July 2013.

He also previously served as the chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Terminals from September 2010 to August 2011; and as general manager of the APM Terminals container facility within the Port of Salalah from December 2008 to September 2010.

His professional background also includes holding management positions at the APM Terminals facilities in the Netherlands and the Port of Los Angeles between 2005 and 2008.

He was previously based at the Port of Tacoma for nearly five years, between March 2000 and January 2005, as a manager of yard, gate and vessel operations for APM.

Stoker earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management from the University of Washington in 2002.