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Teofilo Announces Retirement

Port’s Maritime Managing Director to Focus on Family Business

March 15, 2006

The Port of Long Beach’s Managing Director of Maritime Services, Tom Teofilo, has announced his retirement from the Port, effective in late-April 2006, after more than 35 years in the maritime industry. Teofilo will devote his time to pursuing new unique opportunities in his family business.  

As Managing Director, he headed a bureau that included the marketing, public affairs and security divisions.  Among his many projects, Teofilo led a team that developed the port’s new Strategic Plan. His efforts increased security and community outreach, and he was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Long Beach International Trade Office.

“I wish Tom all the best in his retirement and new ventures,” said Port Executive Director Richard Steinke.  “The opportunities that await him in his family business are truly once-in-a-lifetime, and we wish him much success.”

Before joining the Port in 2004, Teofilo was formerly the Southern California vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), president and CEO of the World Trade Center Association of Los Angeles-Long Beach. He served a previous stint at the Port in the 1980s as Director of Trade Development. After leaving the Port, Teofilo established the Long Beach International Trade Office, was former president and owner of the World Trade Services Group, and former senior vice president of Korea Shipping Corp.

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