Energy executive to head Houston Port
Houston's Port Commission is expected to name energy industry executive Alec G. Dreyer as executive director of the port authority at its Sept. 29, meeting, the port announced Thursday.
Dreyer was chief executive officer of Horizon Wind Energy LLC, a Houston-based wind energy developer. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Dynegy Inc., in charge of energy generation. He serves as chairman of Comverge, which provides energy metering support to electric utilities and on the board of EcoSecurities Group plc, which is involved in trading carbon credits.
Dreyer will be responsible for one of the nation's largest and most diverse ports in terms of commodities and vessel types handled. More than 225 million tons of cargo moved through the Port of Houston in 2007. The port authority must also collaborate with more than 150 private industrial companies with wharfage along the Houston Ship Channel.
Dreyer will replace Thomas Kornegay, who retired Feb. 1 as executive director after a 37-year-career with the port. Managing Director Wade Battles has served as acting executive director during the search process.
Port Commission Chairman James Edmonds said Dreyer's business background will help the port achieve its economic development goals.
Dreyer, a certified public accountant in Illinois and Missouri, has also served in executive positions at Illinova Corp., Illinois Power Co., Illinova Generating Co. and Price Waterhouse.