Port Authority board selects Stolarczyk as new president and CEO

Michael J. Stolarczyk
Michael J. Stolarczyk

From a Port Authority news release:

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 26, 2009 - The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors approved a contract with Michael J. Stolarczyk, selecting him as the new President and CEO for the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority at their board meeting held today. A news conference with Michael J. Stolarczyk and members of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority offices, located at One Maritime Plaza.

Mr. Stolarczyk will begin his employment on April 1, 2009 and will be paid $170,000 annually and is eligible for a bonus plan based on goals and objectives.

"Mike has an impeccable background and brings a new perspective and the cohesive management skills and expertise that our board sought after in a new leader", says William J. Carroll, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Chairman. "The opportunity that lies within the Port Authority is remarkable and the board expects Mike to not only embrace this but to create an environment of synergy among our staff, our partners and our community to allow us to capitalize on our past success and achieve a new level accomplishments."

Michael Stolarczyk was most recently employed by Exel Inc., a contract logistics provider in the Americas with over 500 sites throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. He resigned from his position as Senior Director, Business Development - Americas to take the position with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. In his role with Exel, Mr. Stolarczyk helped create client alliance solutions from warehousing through distribution. The bulk of his career was spent with the A.P. Moller Group (Maersk Shipping Lines) where he served in various positions in the U.S. and spent five years managing their operations in Prague, Czech Republic. While in the Czech Republic he focused on public/private partnership projects in Eastern Europe and created an inland multimodal terminal that handles 150,000 loads per year. He has experience in building strong organizations and driving growth and business development. He has a background in transportation, shipping and ocean transport and port operations and has experience with international and multimodal operations. Mr. Stolarczyk and his family will be relocating from Westerville, Ohio

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has been led by Interim President, Paul L. Toth, since August 2008 when the Board of Directors dismissed then President James H. Hartung. In conjunction with the position of Interim President, Mr. Toth also serves as Vice President of Technical and Financing Services and as the Interim Airports Director for the Port Authority.