PORT TOWNSEND, WA – Port of Port Townsend Executive Director Sam Gibboney announced today the hiring of Greg Englin as the Port’s Director of Operations & Business Development.

Englin has more than thirty years in the maritime, energy, and real estate sectors. He spent 13 years at the Port of Seattle, and has worked extensively in both the seafood and marine terminal services industries. He has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

“I’m excited to welcome Greg to the Port of Port Townsend,” says Gibboney. “The depth and breadth of his experience is a perfect fit for the business challenges the Port faces in the years to come. Greg will join an outstanding team that is committed to working with stakeholders and new partners to develop the economy of the Port as well as Jefferson County as a whole. I’ve set an aggressive agenda for Greg and know that he will be an asset to the community.”

The Director of Operations & Business Development will function as a member of the Port’s Leadership Team and will be responsible for the Port’s business operations and business development.  As a Leadership Team member, Englin will report directly to the Executive Director.

Englin worked for the Port of Seattle for over a decade. During his tenure there he worked across the entire portfolio of assets for both Maritime and Economic Development divisions. Additionally, he collaborated with cross-functional teams, resulting in development of real estate including the design and construction of a manufacturing facility which was part of the Maritime Industrial Center initiative at Terminal 91. Subsequently, he lead the turnaround of the Maritime Operations business unit. This effort resulted in the doubling of direct revenue and growing the business to profitability.

The Port of Port Townsend was established in 1924.  Throughout Jefferson County, the Port owns, operates and maintains approximately 550 acres of property supporting a diverse range of uses – from marinas, boat and shipyards, commercial uplands, parklands, shoreline public access areas and an international airport.