Leonard “Len” Faucher joined the Port of Olympia yesterday as Marine Terminal Director. He brings the port extensive and successful experience in the maritime industry sector.
At Charles R. Weber Company, Inc., Greenwich, Conn., one of the oldest and largest ship brokerage companies in the United States, Faucher managed a team that handled all vessel and cargo operations and related accounting for the company.
Earlier, he was responsible for scheduling Hess Corporation’s barging and shipping activities across 20 terminals in New York Harbor.
“Len has demonstrated impressive leadership in cargo, vessel and terminal operations, international marketing and contract negotiations,” said Ed Galligan, port executive director.
“He has worked extensively with unions and has a history of activity in community groups as well as industry organizations,” Galligan added.
Faucher earned a BS in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, an MBA from University of New Hampshire, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in business administration. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserves as a commissioned officer.
He teaches business courses as an adjunct professor at St. Martin’s University.
Faucher and his family live in Olympia.