New Jersey-headquartered Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in North America, has announced the appointment of Richard Surett as its new chief financial officer. Surett has been with Ports America since 2010 and most recently held the position of senior vice president, FP&A and treasury. He is an accomplished financial professional with more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and financial planning and analysis.
“We are fortunate to have Rick assume his new role for Ports America,” said Ports America President & CEO Mark Montgomery. ”He is imminently qualified to take on the CFO duties, and his leadership and expertise will contribute toward the company’s goal of expanding the logistics solutions we currently offer our clients.”
About Ports America
Ports America, headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., is the largest independent marine terminal operator in North America, providing terminal management and a full suite of stevedoring and related services. Ports America, including its predecessor companies, has more than 86 years of experience operating American seaports. Its current business includes more than 80 terminals in 42 ports in North America, handling containers, roll on/roll off cargo, general cargo and cruise line passengers. As one of the largest employers of maritime labor in North America, Ports America employs more than 12,000 people each day at its operations, including full-time equivalent employees. For further information on Ports America, please visit its Web site: www.PortsAmerica.com.