Jason Paulson has been named the new facilities manager at Duluth Seaway Port Authority, where he will serve as a liaison with tenants, service and governmental agencies, private contractors and other property users to derive safe and efficient use of Port Authority-owned land, structures, facilities, equipment and other assets.
Paulson stepped into his new role on November 5.
Most recently, Paulson was operations manager at Lake Superior Warehousing (LSW), overseeing cargo loading and vessel discharge on the docks and managing warehouse operations on the Clure Public Marine Terminal. Prior to his eight years at LSW, he served as operations manager/trainmaster with the Union Pacific and CN-IC Railroad. Earlier in his career (and throughout college), he was a land surveyor and GIS analyst with Livgard Surveying, Inc. The former U.S. Marine Corps officer and naval aviator graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a double major in history and political science.
The Port Authority initiated a move in August to expand the role of its former facilities manager, Jim Sharrow, into that of director of port planning and resiliency. Sharrow now oversees the agency’s capital programs, maritime policy, risk management and security plans, plus its connectivity to regional planning initiatives.