The president and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority is retiring.
Don Krusel has been with the port for 25 years.
Port officials refer to Krusel as a visionary. During his tenure the Fairview Terminal was constructed and expanded and other projects have the Krusel stamp on them like the Atlin cruise ship terminal, the wood pellet terminal and new infrastructure on Ridley Island.
Chairman of the board Bud Smith notes Krusel saw the need for an innovative gateway model that could boost trade between Canada and Asia and he added he led the way in sharing that vision about how Rupert could accommodate development without giving up the lifestyle.
The Chief Financial Officer Joe Rektor will fill Krusels shoes on an interim basis until a replacement can be found.