Port of Grays Harbor

Marc Horton Joins Port of Grays Harbor Team as Director of Environmental and Engineering Services

April 2011 - “Mr. Horton’s project management skills, environmental permitting experience and engineering background will serve the Port well as we continue our major infrastructure development program to serve our customers growth.” Gary Nelson, Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director.

With the largest marine complex investment in Port history underway, the Port of Grays Harbor is welcoming an experienced environmental scientist and engineer to their staff, Marc Horton. A former Deputy Director at the Washington State Department of Ecology, Mr. Horton has served the past 19 years as an engineering and environmental consultant assisting a variety of clients with project development and permitting processes. Mr. Horton is already familiar with the Port of Grays Harbor, having worked on a number of permitting and environmental enhancement projects for the Port during his years with HDR Engineering and Skillings Connolly, Inc.

“As the Port has grown, so has our need to have environmental and engineering expertise on staff,” reports Gary Nelson, Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director. “Marc’s project management skills, environmental permitting experience and engineering background will serve the Port well as we continue our major infrastructure development program to serve our customers’ growth. Mr. Horton is a perfect fit.”

Mr. Horton begins working for the Port on April 11, 2011.

Founded in 1911, the Port of Grays Harbor is one of Washington State’s oldest port districts and Washington’s only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Grays Harbor operates 4 deepwater marine terminals and hundreds of acres of marine industrial property. Only 1-½ vessel hours from open sea, Grays Harbor offers rail and highway access to markets throughout North America. Currently, Grays Harbor is in the midst of an $18 million rail expansion program to accommodate the growing automobile, dry bulk and liquid bulk cargo shipments moving through the Port.