Chief Executive Officer
Port of Long Beach, California
Jon Slangerup was named the Port of Long Beach's Chief Executive Officer in June 2014 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Mr. Slangerup heads one of the world's premier seaports, a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. A major economic engine for the region, the Port handles trade valued at more than $180 billion annually and supports hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.
Mr. Slangerup leads the Port's Harbor Department staff of over 500 people with an annual budget of nearly $900 million, and brings to the Port 35 years of executive leadership experience in multi-modal logistics and environmental technologies. Prior to joining the Port, Mr. Slangerup served for 20 years as a president, CEO and/or director of both public and private companies, ranging from the billion-dollar Canadian subsidiary of FedEx Corporation to environmental technologies companies in the fields of alternative fuels, renewable energy and water treatment.
A native Californian residing in Los Angeles, Mr. Slangerup is on the governing boards of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority and the International Container Transfer Facility. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mxi Technologies and the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds BS and MS degrees in Aeronautics and Business Administration, and is a certified Board Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $180 billion annually.
Founded in 1911, the Port serves more than 175 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Goods moving through the Port reach every U.S. congressional district and help support nearly 1.5 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including 300,000 in Southern California and one in every eight Long Beach jobs.
The Port is continuing with a decade-long capital improvement program topping $4 billion, the largest in the nation, building some of the most modern, efficient, productive and sustainable marine facilities in the world.