Mr. Bruce A. Kuzma has joined the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Trade Development office.
Most recently, Mr. Kuzma served as director of chemicals marketing for CSX Transportation. In his new position as senior director of Trade Development for ocean carrier and non-container sales, he will guide carrier client development and sales functions – including sales planning, sales administration, and associated service functions to be provided in addition to the sales efforts.
“We’re thrilled to be adding a person of Bruce’s caliber to our team,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “His executive experience, record of accomplishment, and commitment to this industry will make an excellent complement to Georgia’s ports.”
“It is an exciting time to join the Georgia Ports Authority, with so many market opportunities and infrastructure improvements taking effect,” Mr. Kuzma said. “Between Savannah’s harbor deepening, a major rail expansion and the global realignment of ocean carriers, Georgia’s deepwater ports are poised to capture greater market share and win new business for the state’s economy.”
“Bruce’s knowledge of logistics, and his skills in management and relationship-building will be important assets in his new position,” said Cliff Pyron, GPA Chief Commercial Officer. “In addition to maintaining high-level contacts with steamship lines and coordinating activities with our domestic and foreign offices, Bruce joins the GPA at a time when rail cargo is playing an ever-greater role in our business expansion. His experience in that arena will be beneficial.”