OTTAWA, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the
appointment of Mr. Ron Crema to the board of directors of the Port
Alberni Port Authority for a three-year term.
"I am pleased that Mr. Crema has agreed to serve on the board of the
Port Alberni Port Authority," said Minister Lebel. "His in-depth
management experience in product distribution, including warehouse
management and shipping, will be a great asset to the Authority."
Mr. Crema has over 25 years of experience in distribution and, since
April 2010, has worked independently as a distribution and change
management consultant. For nearly 20 years, he was manager of
distribution for Canadian paper manufacturers Catalyst Paper,
NorskeCanada and Pacifica Papers Inc.
Mr. Crema has built successful working relationships with a number of
ports including the Port of San Francisco, Fraser Surrey Docks and Port
Alberni Port Authority. These involved a range of distribution
activities such as warehousing and storage, truck, rail, barge and deep
sea shipping and supply, as well as finishing and foreshore activities.
For many years he was also co-owner and director of Port Alberni's
first winery, Chase and Warren Estates Wines. Mr. Crema studied at
North Island College in Port Alberni and attended the University of
The Port Alberni Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA)
established to manage the port of Port Alberni under the Canada Marine Act. Eighteen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are
non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective
operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading
SOURCE Transport Canada
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Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa
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