Gulftainer has named Peter Ford its new group chief operating officer.
Ford will be based in the United Arab Emirates, where the port management and logistics group has its headquarters. He will be charged with focusing on Gulftainer’s international operations.
“Peter Ford’s appointment is in line with our goals to extend our footprint across regional and global markets in the near future. His successful track record in global terminal management will be a huge asset to the team,” said Peter Richards, Gulftainer’s managing director, in a written statement.
Ford comes to Gulftainer from APM Terminals, where he most recently was appointed to oversee the Port of Salalah as its CEO. Before that, he held a number of managerial positions within APM Terminals, including serving as chief operating officer for its European region. Ford has a B.S. in transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.