Leonard “Len” Faucher joins the Port of Olympia today as Marine Terminal Director. He brings the port extensive and successful experience in the maritime industry sector.
At Charles R. Weber Company, Inc., Greenwich, Conn., one of the oldest and largest ship brokerage companies in the United States, Faucher managed a team that handled all vessel and cargo operations and related accounting for the company.
Earlier, he was responsible for scheduling Hess Corporation’s barging and shipping activities across 20 terminals in New York Harbor.
“Len has demonstrated impressive leadership in cargo, vessel and terminal operations, international marketing and contract negotiations,” said Ed Galligan, port executive director.
“He has worked extensively with unions and has a history of activity in community groups as well as industry organizations,” Galligan added.
Faucher earned a BS in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, an MBA from University of New Hampshire, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in business administration. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserves as a commissioned officer.
He teaches business courses as an adjunct professor at St. Martin’s University.
Faucher and his family live in Olympia.
About the Port of Olympia
The southernmost deepwater port on Puget Sound, the Port of Olympia owns and operates an international shipping terminal that handles a range of breakbulk and project cargoes. The Port also owns and operates Swantown Marina & Boatworks, a 733-slip recreational marina and boat haulout/repair facility, a regional airport and a real estate division. A community port, it generates an estimated 7,249 total direct, induced and indirect jobs as documented by Martin Associates in the 2009 data study, The Economic Impact of the Port of Olympia, January 2011, available at www.portolympia.com.