LONGVIEW, Wash. – June 12, 2014 – Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC today announced that William H. Chapman, formerly a senior environmental law partner at K&L Gates, joined the company on June 8 as chief executive officer. Millennium operates an existing import facility and has plans to build a world-class export facility on the Columbia River.
Chapman has served as senior outside counsel for Millennium for the past three years, helping lead the company’s efforts to clean up, permit and build the export facility on the site of the former Reynolds Metals plant. Once under way, the project will create thousands of construction jobs as well as hundreds of permanent, family-wage jobs in Cowlitz County, which currently has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.
“As the most trade-dependent state in the U.S., Washington has a rich tradition of embracing international trade and the resulting important local jobs. Under Bill’s leadership, Millennium will continue to advance Washington’s trade leadership while creating hundreds of local, family-wage jobs and millions of dollars in economic benefit for the state and region. Bill is the right leader to bring people together to make it happen,” said Everett King, board member of Millennium Bulk Terminals.
Chapman will succeed Ken Miller, who has served as Millennium’s CEO since August 2011 and who has announced plans to retire in August.more »
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