The Port of Prince Rupert exists to develop trade through Prince Rupert Harbour in a way that benefits the Canadian economy, protects the beauty of the natural environment, and supports the health of the local community.
The Port of Prince Rupert takes pride in ensuring our operations and developments reflect the community's values and standards. Through a variety of programs, the Port of Prince Rupert strives to reinforce its commitment to community.
Don KruselPresident & CEOEmail Don
Don was appointed President & CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 1992. Prior to this appointment he served as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer beginning in 1987. He holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Management at the University of Western Ontario, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Don is a Director of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, a Director of Oceans Network Canada, a Director of Green Marine Management Corporation and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia. He is a past Director of the Western Transportation Advisory Council, the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation and served as Director and the Canadian Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities. Don and his wife, Gail, recently celebrated their 38th Wedding Anniversary and have one daughter, Olivia. Corporate Biography
Lorne KellerVP, Project Development and Asset MaintenanceEmail Lorne
Lorne joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 2000, and served as Vice President, Marketing & Development from 2001 until he was appointed Vice President, of Project Development in 2006. Lorne provides strategic and managerial leadership for all port-related infrastructures from project engineering and operating design, project environmental assessment and permitting to project tendering, contract award, management and construction. He is also responsible for ensuring the Port’s assets are maintained in a safe and operating efficient condition through the creation and implementation of a preventative maintenance program and annual capital works program. Lorne graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Corporate Biography
Joe RektorVP, FinanceEmail Joe
Joseph Rektor joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 1992. A chartered accountant, Mr. Rektor leads the financing, financial control and reporting, business analysis, risk management, human resources and information technology activities of the Port. Corporate Biography
Shaun StevensonVP, Trade Development and Public AffairsEmail Shaun
Shaun joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 1997 as Marketing & Communications Officer and assumed progressive roles in helping lead the Port of Prince Rupert in its transformation from a regional port to an integrated global trade gateway. As Vice President of Trade Development and Public Affairs, he currently leads his team as they work to enable the growth of the Port of Prince Rupert. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma of Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Shaun lives in Prince Rupert with his wife Cindy and two children Brendan and Zosia. Corporate Biography