Friday, May 16, 2014

New Assistant Managing Director at POLB

By Mark Edward Nero

Neil D. Morrison, who joined the Long Beach Harbor Department in August 2009 as Director of Engineering Design, was promoted by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to Assistant Managing Director to oversee Harbor’s Engineering Design and Maintenance divisions on May 12.

Morrison’s new post was created as part of an ongoing reorganization of the Engineering Bureau, to better guide the construction and maintenance of the Port of Long Beach’s terminals, roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

In addition to his duties as Director of the Engineering Design Division, Morrison has also served as Acting Director of Maintenance for the port since March.

He has 35 years of experience as a civil engineer and executive overseeing and guiding design and construction projects for both the private and public sectors.

The POLB’s Engineering Design Division is critical to the development and renovation of the port and the maintenance of roads, wharfs, utilities, storm drains and other port-owned improvements. The Maintenance Division is also responsible for upkeep of port-owned infrastructure, including buildings, roadways, utilities, landscaping and lighting. It also manages the port’s vehicle fleet.

Morrison is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and he earned an MBA from the University of Redlands. According to the port, he’s a licensed civil engineer in three states including California.