Tom Ward, former principal with California-based JWD Group, a division of DMJM+Harris, in charge of JWD’s terminal planning group, will assume this position on March 20, 2006.
In making the announcement, MTC President and CEO Doug Tilden spoke about the company’s plans to dedicate professional resources toward domestic and international business expansion.
“Our business success in the past had been driven by consistent growth, which in the future may take us in new directions, both domestically and internationally,” Tilden said. “With his experience in the design of dozens of marine terminals around the world, Tom will be a key player in MTC’s plans to grow and diversify internationally.”
Ward has a B.S. in civil engineering and M.S. in structural engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He is licensed as both a civil and structural engineer. He has been a consulting engineer to the maritime industry for more than 20 years, with Liftech Consultants and JWD Group. His professional experience includes gantry crane engineering, marine terminal planning and engineering, computer simulation modeling, maritime operations analysis, business process improvement, and labor deployment analysis.
Working from MTC’s Oakland headquarters, Ward will report directly to MTC Executive V.P. of Operations Dave Adam in the Southern California regional office in San Pedro.
Founded in 1931, Marine Terminals Corp. is a division of MTC Holdings (MTCH), whose other business units include Alameda-based Embarcadero Systems Corp. and MTC-East.
Combined, MTC has stevedoring and terminal operations in more than 26 West Coast locations and six East Coast ports, handling more than six million TEUs annually and providing a comprehensive network of related cargo-handling services for automobiles, refrigerated commodities, steel, forest products, general cargo, bulk, rolling stock, military and special projects. MTC’s services are enhanced and expanded through affiliates that specialize in insurance, warehousing, equipment, M&R, and software development, and joint ventures with major ocean carriers. See www.mtcorp.com for more information.