Summerside Port Corporation Inc. Appointments

Summerside Port Corporation Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Bradley and Ivan Noonan have been appointed as Directors of the Corporation at its annual general meeting held on July 27, 2017, and that Arnold Croken has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 18, 2017.

Jim is the current CEO/General Manager of Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) and has 35 years of progressive experience in the diary processing and food distribution business. In addition to running his own successful companies, Ivan has significant general management experience in the potato industry. The new Directors will use their extensive business experience and expertise in directing the future of the Corporation.

Arnold has extensive experience in the management of regional economic development and in his private business operations. He has been the Corporation’s President and Chair of the Board since the port was transferred from the Federal Government, and prior to that he played a leading role in the negotiations for the port transfer to the Summerside Port Corporation Inc. Arnold will now be overseeing the day to day operations of the Corporation and will be replacing David Bellefontaine who had been working with the Corporation since the facilities were divested to the Summerside Port Corporation Inc. in 2010.

The Summerside Port Corporation is comprised of seven members representing the commercial and recreational users of the facility. The Corporation evolved as part of the Port Divestiture Program of Transport Canada in 2010. The Summerside Port Corporation Inc. now owns and operates the Port and is a not-for-profit corporation established to manage and control the Port of Summerside and to enhance the economic benefits to the region.

The new Officers of the Corporation have also been named; Terry Murphy is the President and Chair of the Board; Jim Bradley is Vice-President and Steve MacFarlane is Secretary-Treasurer. The other Directors are Earle Smith, John MacDonald, Robert Ashley, and Ivan Noonan.

The Corporation submits an audited financial certification to the Federal Government on an annual basis to confirm that the funds received by the Corporation from the Federal Government continue to be used for the intended purpose of the port transfer which became effective on February 19, 2010. The Corporation continues to work towards self sustainability prior to the end of its twenty-five-year funding agreement.

September 19, 2017

For further Information Contact
Terry Murphy
(902) 432 – 2498