NYK Group Americas Inc. has announced the appointment of W. Patrick Burgoyne as President and CEO of Ceres Terminals Incorporated, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Burgoyne has served as President and CEO of Yusen Terminals Inc. in Los Angeles, a role he will retain concurrently moving forward.
Mr. Burgoyne spent twenty years in various international container and terminal operating positions at Sea-Land, Maersk Line and APM Terminals prior to joining the NYK Group in 2008 as then COO of Yusen Terminals Inc. He is also a member of the NYK Group Americas Inc. Board of Directors which oversees the group activities in the region.
Thomas J. Simmers, who has successfully led the Ceres Group of Companies since 2003, will be leaving the organization effective March 31.