Chun Named Director of Engineering Design

Aug 21, 2014

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed John Y. Chun, P.E., as the new Director of Engineering Design, heading up roads, utilities and other infrastructure projects for the Port of Long Beach.

Chun, who started with the Port in 1996 as a civil engineering assistant, has served as a Deputy Chief Harbor Engineer since 2008, and has been involved in a number of Port projects including the Middle Harbor Redevelopment, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement, Stormwater Master Plan, Pavement Management System, Traffic Sign Inventory Program and more.

The Engineering Design Division is critical to the development and maintenance of Port channels, roads, wharfs, utilities and other facilities. The division produces technical reports, studies, plans and specifications for Port construction projects. As the division director, Chun is responsible for managing multiple in-house design projects and consulting contracts. Engineering Design has a staff of 45 professional and technical individuals reporting to him. Chun succeeds Neil D. Morrison, P.E., who was recently promoted to Assistant Managing Director, Engineering Design and Maintenance.

Chun earned his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his master’s in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 140 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting thousands of Southern California jobs.