Port of Huename Appoint Navy Vet COO
John Demers will be joining the staff at the Port of Hueneme as the Port’s new Chief Operations Officer.
Port CEO & Director Kristin Decas said: “John comes to us with a strong background in operations and logistics in his over 20 years of service with the United States Navy. During his military tenure he held senior level officer positions directing diverse cargo handling operations, construction projects, IT activities, training, administration and overall logistics.”
Demers, who is retiring from the Navy, will begin his post with the Port on Tuesday July 23, 2013. John’s home base is Santa Paula, CA where he lives with his wife Rachel and their youngest son.
A graduate of the U.S. Army War College with a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies Demers is a desert storm veteran and served as a military liaison officer to the Iraqi Government during operation Iraqi Freedom.
Regarding his retirement and return home to work with the Port John said,” I am looking forward to returning to the community that I have considered my home for the last 12 years. I am honored by my selection as the Chief Operating Officer, and will bring all my experience and knowledge gained during the more than 20 years of Naval service to help move forward new ideas for the Port and the cities of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. I am very excited to be a part of this great team of professionals.”