ILTA Board Elects Bernt Netland as Chairman
|ILTA Chairman-elect Bernt A. Netland
ILTA's Board of directors on November 11 elected Bernt A. Netland to a one-year term as its chairman, effective through fall 2021. Netland is president and CEO of Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC, a bulk liquid storage company for petrochemicals and petroleum products. “Bernt is extremely well qualified to lead ILTA during these extraordinary times, including by promoting terminals as indispensable infrastructure needed to power the world economy,” ILTA President Kathryn Clay said in a November 12 statement.
Under Netland’s leadership, ILTA will continue its work:
- advocating for science- and data-driven regulation and legislation that recognize the important contributions that liquid terminals make to the economy;
- supporting an open dialog with member companies to continuously improve safe, secure, efficient, sustainable and environmentally responsible operations at liquid terminals; and
- ensuring ILTA’s long-term financial viability through these turbulent times and beyond.
“I am honored by this opportunity to lead ILTA, especially during these challenging times, both economically and politically,” Netland said. “I believe unsettled times also present opportunities, and I intend to ensure that policymakers and regulators support our industry, so that the United States continues to realize the economic benefits of the trade of liquid products both domestically and globally.”