Employee News - Victoria

November 20, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Jordan Welch has been promoted to the role of General Manager, Victoria Cruise Ship and Deep Water Terminal effective January 1, 2020. 

Jordan has a multifaceted skill set acquired throughout his career leading both operational and commercial aspects of the marine business.  Jordan started his career in the marine industry in 1991 in the ship agency business with Greer Shipping followed by a 10 years with Saga Forest Carriers as superintendent, advancing to Traffic Manger and then to a commercial role as Line Manager. He then spent time as a partner in Trade Lane Bulk as a cargo broker followed by a partnership in Entek RFID Solutions an industrial IT solutions company. Jordan then joined Tidal Transport as a Port Captain and cargo superintendent for 7 years before starting with Western Stevedoring in 2016 taking on subsequent roles as operations/safety superintendent, labour despatcher and most recently as ship superintendent servicing breakbulk vessels throughout BC. Jordan will transition out of the Ship Operations division and into the Victoria Operations during the month of December.

In addition we are pleased to announce that Samantha Gregg has been promoted to Terminal Manager, Victoria Cruise Ship and Deep Water Terminal effective immediately.  As you may know, Western Stevedoring has benefited from Sam’s capabilities and commitment as part of the Victoria team where she has provided leadership in demonstrating her solutions driven approach to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and stakeholders. Sam holds a Business Administration, Marketing & Communications Degree, Associate Arts Degree in Psychology, and a Diploma in HR Management & Leadership.

We have taken this opportunity to review the management structure in place in Victoria to ensure that we have the right focus to optimize and support our valued employees, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, clients in the cruise sector and local community and are confident in our Victoria team continuing to provide a high quality of service to our customers and stakeholders.

Please join us in congratulating our new management team in Victoria, Jordan Welch and Samantha Gregg and wish them both much success in their new roles well into the future.

We also wish to take this opportunity to thank Bruce Webster, Samantha Gregg and the entire team in Victoria for their leadership and support throughout this transition.