Mr. Eshleman joined Western Stevedoring in 1986 and was appointed Vice President, Finance and Administration in 1992 and President in 2011. Mr. Eshleman is a Chartered Accountant and a business graduate of the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the company in 1986, he worked for the accounting firm of KPMG.
As President, he is responsible for the Western Group of Companies including; Western Stevedoring Company Limited, Associated Stevedoring Company Ltd., Coast 2000 Terminals Ltd., Tidal Harmony Holdings, and CVS Cruise Victoria. The Western Group is the largest and most diversified stevedoring and terminal operator in British Columbia providing professional stevedoring services to a worldwide customer base and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carrix/SSA Marine.
Mr. Eshleman also serves on a number of industry associations and government relations groups;
· Chair – BS Marine Operators Association
· Vice Chair – Greater Vancouver Gateway Council
· Director and Executive Committee – BC Maritime Employers Association
· Director – Western Transportation Advisory Council
Conference Session 1: Global Port Infrastructure & Strategy Panel
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
Ports have been described as economic engines for local and national economies, as well as for the international origin and destination of cargo movements. This panel discussion will explore discuss public vs private sector operations, inland infrastructure, and the global economic impact on port development.