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United States : PORT OF SEATTLE announces its new CEO.

Ted Fick has joined The Port of Seattle Commission, which operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the seaport as its new CEO.

Fick will assume the new role from next month after the retirement of current CEO Tay Yoshitani. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in major manufacturing and transportation organizations including oversight of international operations, and will start on September 30, 2014.

I am honoured to join the Port of Seattle, an organization I ve depended on, worked with and admired throughout my career, said Fick, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the highly-skilled team of people that keep the port humming every day, and I can t wait to join them as we work together to generate 100,000 more jobs for the Puget Sound region.

Fick will be introduced to the community, when Port of Seattle commissioners must vote on his appointment in public session, which is scheduled to take place in their next meeting on September 11.

Ted has the right combination of skills and dynamic leadership to help the Port of Seattle thrive in the globally competitive environment ports face today, said Commission co-president, Courtney Gregoire, He brings the fresh perspective and breadth of experience we need to help our region generate new jobs and economic growth.

The commission started a nationwide search for a new CEO in early 2014, as current CEO Tay Yoshitani, who joined the port in 2007, will retire on September 30, 2014.

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Date:Aug 30, 2014
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