Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Humboldt Harbor Names PofA's Jack Crider Its CEO

The Times-Standard
Posted: 04/17/2012 01:59:15 AM PDT

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District has chosen an Oregon port manager to be its new chief executive officer.

According to a press release from the district, Jack Crider, who has been executive director of the Port of Astoria since 2008, has three decades of fisheries and port experience in Oregon.

The district faced public scrutiny after it abruptly fired longtime CEO David Hull without cause in September. Crider, who was hired after a nationwide search conducted by a selection committee composed of port and community leaders, was chosen for the position out of a field of more than 25 candidates, the release said.

Crider starts work May 1.

Crider began his career as a fisheries biologist. Between 1979 and 1991, he built a seafood business on the Oregon coast.

From 1991 through 2007, he served as executive director of the Port of Tillamook Bay, where he planned and supervised the opening of a major air museum, lobbied for $25 million in federal funds, planned the development of a golf resort, operated the port's railroad line, developed fiberoptic facilities and pioneered the nation's first community dairy manure digester, according to the release.

As executive director at the Port of Astoria, Crider and his staff managed an array of marine, industrial and aviation facilities, including a marina, an airport, 350 acres of industrial property, 350,000 square feet of warehouse facilities and 50,000 square feet of office

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