James P. Swindler has been selected as the Deputy General Manger, Ferry Division Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and will assume his October 28, 2003. Swindler replaces Captain David Clark who passed away early this year.
Since 1999, Swindler has served as the Director of Operations at the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (Steamship Authority), MA, which operates ferry service between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands and Woods Hole serving more than 3 million passengers, 500,000 automobiles, and 110,00 trucks annually. Swindler began his career with Steamship Authority in 1990 as a Special Projects Manager. For six of his thirteen years at the Authority, he also served as Engineering/Maintenance Manager. Swindler was instrumental in the improvement, streamlining, and cost savings of the Steamship Authorities operations.
According to Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District General Manager Celia Kupersmith, “Swindler’s managerial and industry knowledge will be instrumental in the continued success of our Golden Gate Ferry system
. He brings a wealth of experience that will ensure safe and reliable day-to-day operations of both vessel and shore side operations.”