Director – Cold & Port Development, Portman Industrial

Matt brings more than 28 years of experience in maritime, supply chain and cold storage logistics to Portman Industrial. His primary responsibilities are evolving Portman’s COLD development nationally, by forging long term relationships with frozen/refrigerated clients, targeted logistics companies and proven operators of COLD facilities. In addition, Matt will spearhead Portman’s port-centric logistics development focus through his relationships with ports in key logistics corridors.

Prior to joining Portman, Matt spent 21 years with the South Carolina Ports Authority. As their National Accounts Manager, he helped drive growth of import and export business, which generated $292-million in operating revenue. Matt focused on frozen/refrigerated clients for the Port and led multiple business development with cold storage providers. His efforts included conception, planning, execution, performance management, and commercial efforts to identify/win business for the facilities.

Matt is a 1993 graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where he earned a BA degree in Political Science (International Politics). He has served on the board of the Atlanta Maritime Association, and he has been an active member of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), Meat Import Council of America (MICA), and the American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA).