Port of Bremerton hires former newspaper publisher as director of Business Development

The Port of Bremerton recently announced the hiring of Rich Peterson as the new Port Director of Business Development.

“Rich has the background and people skills that will fit in well with the current Port staff and will bring in a new fresh look at how the Port can be more effective in managing and promoting our properties,” said Chief Executive Officer Tim Thomson.

Peterson, of Port Orchard, who served as the long-time publisher of the Port Orchard Independent, will fill this critical position recently vacated by CEO Thomson.

Peterson brings to the port a strong background in creative marketing and community service that the Port values in this important position.

With more than forty years in business management, sales and advertising, the port is counting on Peterson's organizational and  management skills exceeded the Port’s requirements. As Director of Business Development, Mr. Peterson will manage the port properties in the Olympic View Industrial and Business Parks along with the Bremerton National Airport.

“I like Rich’s energy and I appreciate his commitment to the local community,” said the Port’s commission president, Larry Stokes.  “He’s a local business leader that brings the kind of credibility the Port expects from its senior managers."

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