Seaway Announces Changes to Board of Directors and Executive

August 9, 2019

Cornwall, Ontario (August 9, 2019) – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, and a promotion to the role of Vice President, Operations.

In April, Frank Hummell was appointed by the Province of Ontario to fill a vacancy on the Board.  Mr. Hummell’s background is in education, having served many years in various teaching and administrative positions, including the role of principal at one of Ontario’s largest adult, alternative and continuing education schools.

At the SLSMC’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Paul Gourdeau, Senior Vice President of Fednav Limited, was elected to the SLSMC Board of Directors by the international carrier group, replacing Georges Robichon.  Mr. Gourdeau’s career with Fednav spans a diverse range of assignments. He is currently responsible for all commercial and operational management aspects of Fednav’s International fleet.

At the same AGM, Greg Wight was elected to the SLSMC Board by the domestic carrier group, replacing Tim Dool.  Mr. Wight worked for Algoma Central Corporation for many years and ended his career in 2015, with his retirement as President and CEO.

Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the SLSMC, welcomed the appointment of the new board members stating “the considerable depth and variety of experience brought to the table by these board members will assist us in making sound, well-considered decisions as we move forward.” He also thanked Mr. Dool and Mr. Robichon for their years of dedicated service on the SLSMC board. “These leaders served during one of the SLSMC’s most transformative eras and helped usher in our modernization program”, said Mr. Bowles.

The SLSMC is also pleased to note that Mr. D’Arcy Wilson has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Operations, following the retirement of Mr. Stephen Kwok.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is a private, not-for-profit corporation, created in 1998 pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, to operate and maintain the Canadian locks and channels of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Since the Seaway’s inception in 1959, almost 3 billion tonnes of cargo has been transported via the waterway. Some 329,000 jobs and $59 billion in economic activity are supported by the movement of goods within the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River System. For more information on the Seaway, please consult the website.