Nanaimo port announces new board appointments
The Canadian government Thursday announced the appointment of Richard Johnston and Clemen Joseph Trombley to three-year terms on the seven-member Nanaimo Port Authority board of directors.
Trombley, a 50-year veteran of the lumber industry, started his career in a Port Alberni, Canada sawmill, and rose through the ranks to become the general manager of lumber sales for Duncan, Canada-based Western Forest Products. He retired from the company in 2006.
Johnston served in numerous administrative positions at Malaspina University-College for more than 30 years before retiring in January. He began as the industrial training coordinator/on-site counselor, and served as institution's president and chief executive director from 1986 until his retirement.
Nanaimo, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is a major entry point for vehicle transportation and cargo on the island. The port authority is charged by the Canadian government with the administration, control and management of the harbor, waters and shoreline of the Georgia Strait in an area adjacent to Nanaimo, British Columbia.
The main imports through the Port of Nanaimo are petroleum and forest products, while the main exports are lumber, pulp and other related forest products. In 2006, the port handled more than 1.9 million tons of cargo.