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In Memoriam – Norman Stark

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Captain Norman Stark, president and CEO of the Vancouver Port Authority from 1991 until his retirement in 2001, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 14. He was 69.

Norman had a high profile and widely respected career in the maritime sector for more than 30 years. Norman started with the VPA in 1985 as assistant port manager and before that was harbormaster at the ports of Saint John (1977-81) and Halifax (1981-85). He also served as the president and CEO of TSI Terminal Systems Inc. (2001 to 2008), and the president and CEO of GCT Global Container Terminals (2007 to 2008).  

During his years with the port authority, he served on the AAPA board of directors, chaired the AAPA Canadian port delegation, and in 1997 hosted an AAPA convention.  

"Norman was kind, thoughtful, and extremely well-respected and much admired, not only by our customers and stakeholders around the world, but especially by our employees," said the port authority current CEO, Robin Sylvester. "Norman was cherished dearly by all those who knew him well. His death is a profound loss to his family, friends and to Canada’s maritime community."

Capt. Norman Stark
1947 - 2016



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