Port NOLA appoints Wendel as acting president, CEO

Ronald Wendel Jr.

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans formally confirmed Ronald J. Wendel Jr as acting president and CEO of Port NOLA and acting CEO of NOPB, reports the American Journal of Transportation.

The appointment follows the departure of current President and CEO Brandy Christian, who will assume the position of CEO at Patriot Rail Co.

Wendel, who joined Port NOLA in 2015, has been a key figure in securing $800 million in commitments from Louisiana International Terminal operators Ports America and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), the investment arm of Mediterranean Shipping Co. Wendel has also been a mainstay in commercial negotiations across Port NOLA and NOPB’s business lines. Read more.