Jon W. Slangerup was named the Port of Long Beach’s Chief Executive Officer in June 2014 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commmissoners.
As the top executive, Mr. Slangerup heads one of the world’s premier seaports, a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. A major economic engine for the region, the Port handles trade valued at more than $180 billion each year and supports hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs. As the chief executive officer, he leads the Port’s Harbor Department staff of 490 people, with an annual budget of nearly $900 million.
Mr. Slangerup comes to the Port with 34 years of corporate leadership experience and for the past 20 years has served as a president, CEO and/or director of both public and private companies. With expertise in aviation, logistics and clean technologies, Mr. Slangerup has built global businesses ranging from technology startups to a billion-dollar subsidiary of FedEx.