About Port Windsor
On July 1, 1999 the Windsor Port Authority replaced the Windsor Harbour Commission and became one of eighteen independently managed Canada Port Authorities created under the new Canada Marine Act passed in 1998. The new Windsor Port Authority continues to administer federal lands within the Port and to serve as a collective spokesperson for the port users representing their interests on various municipal, provincial, and federal issues.
Under its new mandate, the Windsor Port Authority has greater management flexibility than before including increased freedom to develop contracts and leases related to land and facilities, to set tariffs and fees, and to borrow money from commercial sources.
To Connect Windsor-Essex to the World
Port Windsor will be the catalyst that transforms the future of the Windsor-Essex region as a hub of integrated international transportation.
WPA Leadership Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Salmons was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Port Authority on his 60th birthday, May 1, 2018, bringing to the position extensive business experience in growth, development and economic expansion. Prior to joining Port Windsor, Steve oversaw community development and the construction of the Atlas Tube Centre in Lakeshore, held the positions of Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance (Ontario) and Senior Advisor for the Herb Gray Parkway project, General Manager of Community Services at the City of Windsor, and CEO of the Windsor Public Library. Following graduation, he served several years as Manager, Branch Services and Operations with the Royal Bank of Canada. Steve has spent his career serving in senior roles, providing leadership with a consistent focus on economic expansion.
His education includes an MBA (Strategic Studies), an Honours BComm (Labour Relations) and a BA (Psychology) from the University of Windsor, ON. Steve serves as a Board member for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Ontario Marine Transportation Forum, and The Windsor-Essex COVID Economic Task force, and is active on the Chamber of Marine Commerce High Water Taskforce.
Steve is a life-long resident of Windsor.
Steven C Salmons
President & CEO
Director of Port Operations, Harbour Master
Director of Finance and Administration
Our Board of Directors
|Name||Appointment By||Board Designation||Committee Membership||Term (Expiration Date)||Background|
|Walter Benzinger||Federal Government||Chair||Finance||June 30, 2024||Chartered Accountant
|Anthony Mascaro||City of Windsor||Vice-Chair||Governance||June 30, 2021||Chartered Accountant
|Sophia Chisholm||Provincial Government||Governance||February 9, 2024||Chartered Accountant
|Thomas Porter||Federal: User Group||Finance||June 28, 2021||Lawyer
|Karen Behune Plunkett||Federal: User Group||Governance (Chair)||June 30, 2023||Entrepreneur
|Tom O'Brien||Federal: User Group||Finance (Chair)||June 30, 2023||Entrepreneur|
|Remy Sirls||Federal: User Group||Finance||June 30, 2024||Senior Management|
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