After nearly seven years as the Port of Olympia’s marine terminal director, Len Faucher has left for a new job with Jones Stevedoring, the port announced Nov. 30.
Faucher became the port’s marine terminal director in January, 2015 after more than seven years as an operations manager with Connecticut-based ship brokerage firm Charles R. Weber.
“He has successfully fulfilled the commission goals of diversifying the port’s cargo portfolio by adding dairy cattle exports to Vietnam, organic grain imports from Turkey, a gold ore import from Europe, and rice imports from Thailand while maintaining strong relationships with existing log tenants Weyerhaeuser and Holbrook,” the port said of Faucher in a statement announcing his departure.
“Len, your new team is lucky to have you on board. Wishing you great success in your new role,” the statement, which was posted on social media, continued.
Centrally located to serve Puget Sound and the Columbia River Basin, Olympia’s 66-acre terminal has three deepwater berths with a total of 1,750 lineal feet, a 140 MT Gottwald mobile harbor crane, an on-dock, open beam warehouse, and on-dock rail service. It’s one mile from the nearest interstate highway, 10 miles from the Olympia Regional Airport and 60 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The port’s operations director, Rudy Rudolph, will oversee the marine terminal until a permanent replacement for Faucher is chosen, according to port spokeswoman Jennie Foglia-Jones.