Keeping a promise to appoint a maritime veteran as his right-hand man, Maryland Port Administration Director Adrian G. Teel has named Michael P. Angelos deputy executive director. Teel, a former Anne Arundel County administrator with no previous port experience, said Angelos will continue as president of Maryland International Terminals, a subsidiary of the MPA.
In an unrelated announcement yesterday, Gov. William Donald Schaefer has appointed former Secretary of Transportation William K. Hellman to serve on the Maryland Port Commission, which oversees the Port of Baltimore.
Hellman, a partner in the consultant engineering firm Rummel Klepper & Kahl, replaces Jerome Geckle, who retired.
Angelos, 39, joined the port in the spring of 1990 as the head of port facilities operations. He oversaw the opening of the Seagirt Marine terminal and helped negotiate a four-year contract with longshoremen.
Angelos' duties will include day-to-day supervision of the operations,marketing, administration and finance divisions of the MPA. He will serve as acting executive director during Teel's absence.
Teel said 50 candidates applied for the job, and finalists were both local and from across the country.
Angelos has a diverse background, which Teel said was appealing. Angelos, a native of Baltimore, began his career on the docks in 1969 as a longshoreman and later worked in a number of positions in his father's trucking company. He joined International Terminal Operating Corp. of Baltimore. in 1980 as terminal superintendent and worked his way up through the ranks to assistant vice president of operations. In that job, he directed the daily operations of the Port of Baltimore's largest stevedoring and terminal operations firm and negotiated contracts with some of the port's largest steamship lines.
"We are fortunate to have someone with the abilities and experience of Michael Angelos," said Maryland Transportation Secretary O. James Lighthizer. "He has worked in virtually every aspect of the port and knows the shipping business inside out. He is a professional who manages with integrity and is well-respected in the maritime community."