Guam – The Port Authority of Guam Board of Directors Thursday evening appointed Pedro A. Leon Guerrero Jr. as the new General Manager for the island’s only commercial sea port.
Leon Guerrero returns to the Port after having served as the General Manager from 1993 to 1995 under the Administration of former Governor Joseph F. Ada and Lt. Governor Frank F. Blas. Current Governor Eddie Baza Calvo appointed Leon Guerrero as the Interim General Manager earlier this month and the board of directors this evening voted him in as the new general manager.
“Pedro is an energetic, goal-oriented executive and I am confident that he will continue forward with the Modernization efforts to transform the Port into a world-class facility,” Governor Calvo said. “I am pleased that Pedro accepted the call to serve by the Calvo-Tenorio Administration and I look forward to his efforts at the helm of one of the most important agencies in our government.”
Leon Guerrero has extensive experience in the private and public sector. His career began more than 30 years ago as a Commissioned Surface Warfare Officer in the U. S. Navy onboard ships deployed to the Western Pacific and the Mediterranean.
After eleven years of military service, Leon Guerrero ventured into the private business sector holding managerial positions with Foremost Food Inc., Mobil Oil Guam Inc., Mobil Oil Micronesia, Fish Eye Marine Park, IT&E, Guam YTK and South Pacific Petroleum Corporation (SSPC)/Exxon Guam. In the public sector, Leon Guerrero also served previously as the Port general manager and as an instructor at Inarajan Middle School.
Leon Guerrero holds a M.S. Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1988 and a B.S. Degree in Management and Technology from the United States Naval Academy in 1979. He is a 1975 graduate of Father Duenas Memorial School.
Meanwhile, Port Board Chairman Monte Mesa tabled the discussion regarding the appointment of the new deputy general manager until the next board meeting which will be held in February.