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Steering The Ship Towards Growth And Innovation

Port Freeport's Commissioners are each elected to six year terms by the voters of our navigation district. Every two years two commissioners must run for re-election, as they serve staggered terms. Port Freeport has an annual economic impact of $149 billion dollars per year and is currently ranked 15th in total tonnage out of 300+ ports serving the United States.  For additional information on the Port Commission election process, please visit the Elections and District information page.

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Shane Pirtle, P.E.

Chairman, At Large

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Shane Pirtle, P.E.

Chairman, At Large

Shane Pirtle, P.E. - Chairman, Position 1 (At Large)

Email: spirtle@portfreeport.com

 

Elected to the Port Commission in 2011, Shane Pirtle is currently a senior consultant in Safety Instrument Systems and Instrumentation. Pirtle retired from The Dow Chemical Company after 30 years of service. He also has managerial and
professional experience at other engineering firms. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Control Systems.

 

Education

Pirtle is a Distinguished Alumni of Brazosport College holding an Associate of
Applied Science and Associate in Engineering Science degrees.

 

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Pirtle served six years as mayor for the City of Lake Jackson and one year as a city
council member. Among his many civic activities, Pirtle is an active board member
of the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County, and is member or past member Brazoria County Economic Development Alliance, Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, Brazosport Business Roundtable, Bay Area Council Boy Scouts, BACH and Brazosport Rotary.

 

Personal

Pirtle resides near Brazoria and is a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lake
Jackson, having served on church council and several committees. He and his wife
of 30 years, Linda, have three children, six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. In his free time, Pirtle enjoys spending time with his grandchildren along with outdoor activities such as golf, hunting, fishing, bee keeping and a little ranching.

 

Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and
ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in
containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation
Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine,
Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc.,
Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and
Vulcan Materials Company.

 

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Paul Kresta

Vice Chairman, Precinct 2

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Paul Kresta

Vice Chairman, Precinct 2

Email: pkresta@portfreeport.com

 

Paul Kresta was sworn in to the Board of Port Commissioners in 2009 to represent
Precinct 2. As a lifetime resident of Brazoria County, owner, and proprietor of VIK
LLC., and a 42-year veteran of Phillips 66 Petroleum Company, Paul has extensive
experience in strategic planning, economic development, and finance/investment
management.


Education

Kresta is a graduate of West Columbia High School and attended Brazosport
College before starting his career at Phillips 66 and private ranching business.
Affiliations & Community Involvement
Paul is a dedicated family man and member of the community with a history of
serving the county and beyond through multiple service organizations, including
serving 2 terms as President of the Brazoria County Fair Association throughout
his 25+ year membership and currently serves on the board for the Knights of
Columbus. Additionally, he holds lifetime memberships with several different
organizations including the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and the Brazoria
County Cattlemen’s Association, just to name a few.


Personal

Paul married his loving wife, Peggy, in 1983 and they have four children, Cortney,
Kimberly, Kasey & Chad... But the real lights of their lives are their four beautiful
grandchildren, Blaire, Jackson, Kelton Paul & Callahan. In his spare time, Paul
enjoys volunteering, cooking, ranching, traveling, and spending time with his
family.


Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and
ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in
containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation
Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine,
Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc.,
Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and
Vulcan Materials Company.


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Rudy-Santos

Rudy Santos

Secretary, Precinct 4

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Rudy Santos

Secretary, Precinct 4

Email: rsantos@portfreeport.com

 

Rudy Santos joined the Port Commission in June 2015. Santos was employed by
Angleton Independent School District as the Director of Maintenance and
Operation for more than 25 years. He is now employed with the Alvin
Independent School District, where he is a Project Manager in building programs.


Education

Santos is a 1982 graduate of Texas A & M University.
Affiliations & Community Involvement
Santos has served his community of Angleton for 22 years in the following
capacities: Planning and Zoning Commissioner, City Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor. Along with his many civic activities, Santos is active with
Brazoria County 4-H as co-chair of the Horse Advisory Committee, Angleton
FFA, American Quarter Horse Association and a member of the major Livestock
Shows and Rodeos throughout the state.


Personal

He is a lifelong resident of Angleton, Texas. Rudy is married to Rosalie for 23
years, and they have two daughters. Jessica attends Texas A&M University on
scholarship and will graduate with the class of 2019. Reanna attends Angleton
High School.
Together as a family they all enjoy deer hunting and all equine related activities.
Most important of all, the family enjoys spending time together.


Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and
ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in
containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation
Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine,
Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc.,
Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and
Vulcan Materials Company.

 

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John Hoss

Asst. Secretary, Precinct 1

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John Hoss

Asst. Secretary, Precinct 1

Email: jhoss@portfreeport.com

 

Elected to the Port Commission in 2011, John Hoss is a native of Freeport, and
has spent his entire life in and around the maritime industry. His family has been a part of the local maritime industry since 1957 making him a second-generation marine business owner in Freeport. Since 1997, he has been a principle in Freeport Launch, LP delivering supplies to ships in the region and servicing the offshore oil and seismic industries in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Education

Hoss is a graduate of Brazosport High School and Oklahoma State University,
holding an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Fire
Protection and Safety Engineering. While working as faculty, he pursued advanced studies in Environmental Engineering and Data Management.

 

Affiliations & Community Involvement

As a taxpayer, employer, and citizen of Freeport he is devoted toward improving the area through economic development of the Port. Since 1999 he has been a member and past officer of Brazosport Marine Advisory Team (BMAT), a group which deals with planning emergency response activities in the Brazosport harbor area.
He is on the Board of K9S4Cops, a foundation which promotes law enforcement agencies through placement and training of K9 partners, and a member of the Brazoria County Chapter of Friends of NRA.

 

Personal

In his free time, he enjoys hunting, competitive shooting and traveling.

 

Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and
ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in
containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine,
Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc.,
Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and
Vulcan Materials Company.

 

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Dan Croft

Commissioner, Precinct 3

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Dan Croft

Commissioner, Precinct 3

Email: dcroft@portfreeport.com

 

Dan Croft was sworn in as the newest member of the Port Commission in June
2019 and is proud to serve Port Freeport. Croft is currently a Senior Vice President
of The First State Bank Sweeny.

 

Education

Croft graduated from Lamar State University College of Technology with a
Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Affiliations & Community Involvement
Croft is involved in a wide range of civic, business and community activities
including Sweeny Rotary, Sweeny Community Hospital Foundation, the
Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County, Brazoria County
Association for Children with Handicaps (BACH), Brazoria County Cattleman’s
Association, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and the Coastal Conservation
Association.

 

Personal

Dan and his wife, Teresa, reside in Jones Creek. They have two sons and five
grandchildren.

 

Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and
ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in
containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation
Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine,
Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc.,
Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and
Vulcan Materials Company.

 

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Ravi Singhania

Ravi K. Singhania

Commissioner, Precinct 1

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Ravi K. Singhania

Commissioner, Precinct 1

Email: rsinghania@portfreeport.com

 

Ravi Singhania was first elected to the Port Commission in 2007 and is currently
serving his third term. During his tenure, he has served as Secretary, Vice Chair,
and Chair. He has been committed towards responsible growth with a long-term
vision for the Port in serving the District while reducing taxes. He started his career in 1968 at BASF Corporation’s Freeport, Texas Site. He retired as a Senior Vice President in 2005. His 37+ year career at BASF included serving 12 years as the General Manager of the Freeport site.

 

Education

Singhania holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of
Illinois, Ph.D. work at the University of Houston, and Executive MBA from Rice
University.

 

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Singhania has continued his passion for the community. His present or past
involvement in community and educational organizations include the Brazosport
Rotary Club, Brazosport College Board of Regents, University of Texas and Texas
A&M Chemical Engineering Advisory Council, Board of Texas Chemical
Council, Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, Brazoria County Petrochemical
Producers Council, Safety Town, Project Teach, Walk for Habitat, Board of the
Community Foundation of Brazoria County, Brazosport College Foundation Board, University of Houston Engineering Leadership Board, Junior Achievement, Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuge and CHI St. Luke Brazosport Regional Hospital System.

 

Personal

During his free time, Singhania teaches an economics class every Fall at the
University of Houston. He enjoys tennis, playing cards, walking, family travels
and spending time with his two grandchildren.

 

Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids
and ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in
containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation
Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine,
Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc.,
Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and
Vulcan Materials Company.

 

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