Ports America shuffles top executives
Ports America Group has announced the promotions of Douglas A. Tilden from chief executive officer to chairman and Stephen Edwards from president to chief executive officer and president.
Earlier this year, Tilden was named CEO of Ports America from his previous position as president and CEO of Marine Terminals Corp./MTC Holdings.
Ports America, which is privately held by Highstar Capital, was formed by the consolidation of several terminal operating companies including the U.S. holdings of P&O Ports, MTC Holdings and Amports. It operates at 95 terminals in 49 ports.
The company said Tilden would focus on enhancing value to customers and to work on corporate-wide strategic initiatives.
Tilden began his career in the shipping industry in 1969, working for United States Lines for 18 years before joining Marine Terminals Corp. in 1987.
Edwards joined Ports America in February 2005 after working 17 years for the P&O Group. Prior to his appointment as president, Edwards was president and CEO of P&O Ports North America Inc.