Doug PetersonLong term Manager of Marketing and Sales, Douglas P. Peterson has announced his retirement after a 22 year career with the Nanaimo Port Authority.

Peterson arrived at the port from an international trading company where he was responsible for the procurement and transportation logistics of frozen foods, bulk commodities and wood products. He then moved to a Canadian based marketing consortium exporting a bulk commodity worldwide, directing marketing & sales, marine transportation coordination and vessel chartering.

Bernie Dumas, President and CEO – Nanaimo Port Authority, stated: “The Nanaimo Port Authority was fortunate to enlist Doug with his skill set for our marketing and sales portfolio. He was a key member of the management team over his many years of service when we were so deeply engaged in the forestry-based industry and developing our cruise and short sea shipping strategies. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Port Authority staff I want to thank Doug for his professional approach to his day to day work, his long term commitment to us and to our valued clients.”

Dumas continued: “Doug introduced and developed many long term relationships in the local and port community which will continue to be beneficial to us for many years to come. We all wish Doug well for his retirement and hope that he finds time to stay in contact with his ‘port family’.”

Doug Peterson is married to Patricia with son Duncan, a graduate of Queens University. Doug holds a BA Degree - Commerce & Economics from Simon Fraser University, a diploma – Marketing & Sales Management from UBC, Certificate in Vessel Chartering from Cambridge England Academy of Transportation and BCIT Certificates for Port related work. He is currently on the Nanaimo Museum Board and one of the founding Directors of Cruise BC. He intends to stay in Nanaimo for the foreseeable future and is open to travel opportunities that he is looking forward to sharing with his family.

The Nanaimo Port Authority is one of 18 Port Authority’s across Canada, established under the Canada Marine Act, to promote and support the National, Regional and local economy and to ensure a safe and secure harbour for cargo operations.