Port of Tacoma welcomes new chief engineer

Michael Adams recently joined the Port of Tacoma as Chief Engineer/ Director of Engineering.

In this position, he directs an engineering staff that is responsible for planning, design and construction of all major Port projects.

Prior to joining the Port of Tacoma, Adams was Operations Director of Godalming, U.K.-based Parsons Brinckerhoff Programme Management Ltd.

Adams had previously retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1995 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Other past engineering positions include Director of Public Works for the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and Program Manager for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Forces South in Naples, Italy.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Mike’s unique background and qualifications working for the people of Pierce County,” said Andrea Riniker, Executive Director for the Port of Tacoma.

“There is a tremendous amount of development taking place at and around the Port,” she added. “Mike’s expertise and organizational abilities will be very valuable as these projects progress.”

Adams holds a master’s degree in engineering management from Boston University (1977) and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University (1972).