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Maritime News
West Gulf Maritime Association
News Release
Monday, January 30, 2012


Houston, Texas – The West Gulf Maritime Association is pleased to announce the results of its 2012 election for the Board of Directors.

The West Gulf Maritime Association board elected Tim Haas to the position of Chair. Mr. Haas is Port Director of APM Terminals. The Board re-elected Irby Banquer as Vice Chair. Mr. Banquer is president of Chaparral Stevedoring Co. of Texas.

The following members were re-elected to serve on the General Board of Directors: John Favalora, Jerry Kneisler, Norman Lamb, and George Pontikos. They join Britton Cooper, James Dillman, Jerry Nagel, Nico Schaefer, and Nick Stratigakis who currently serve on the board.

The General Board also appointed the following members to serve as Director at Large: James Black, Jeff Hakala, Chris Landry, Darlene Ruiz, and Robert Zajicek.

The West Gulf Maritime Association is a member-based trade association organized in early 1968 to represent the interests of ship owners, operators, agents, as well as stevedoring and terminal companies located in all ports from Brownsville, Texas to the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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