Elmaleh to lead auto business for Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma said Thursday it has named Andre L. Elmaleh as director of auto business.
The port projects that it will handle more than 160,000 vehicles in 2006, with major auto customers like Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Suzuki. The port also handles medium-duty commercial trucks for Isuzu and Fuso.
Prior to joining the port, Elmaleh spent 10 years in the marine transportation segment of the auto industry, most recently serving as port operations manager for Glovis America in Tacoma. Previously, he was port manager in Tacoma for Kia Motors America, responsible for vehicle inventory and dock-to-dealer transport.