Roger Guenther

Roger Guenther
Roger Guenther
Executive Director
Port Houston
Roger Guenther was named the Executive Director of Port Houston in January 2014. With 35 years of experience at the port, Guenther brings operational leadership and a proven track record to the position. He oversees the efficient and effective operations of Port Houston’s public facilities, which handle a diverse range of imports and exports including container, general cargo, breakbulk, and bulk commodities and include the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient and fastest-growing container terminals in the nation.

Prior to becoming Executive Director, he served as Deputy Executive Director of Operations and was responsible for all container and breakbulk cargo operations, management and construction of capital development projects, facility and asset maintenance, and real estate interests.

In 2016, Mr. Guenther was elected president of the Texas Ports Association and served through September of 2020. He currently serves on numerous boards and committees including the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Freight Advisory Committee, the Port Authority Advisory Committee, the Board of Visitors of Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Advisory Council, the Port Terminal Railroad Association, the Greater Houston Port Bureau, and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Waterfront Employees. In 2021, he was appointed by Governor Gregg Abbott to the board of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and has an MBA in International Trade and Finance from the University of St. Thomas.

Speaking in:

Sunday
January 14
1:45 pm2:15 pm
River Pavilion, goTRG Stage
The past few years have certainly shown that supply chain disruptions can happen at any moment and have a significant impact on retail operations. The panel will examine some of the key lessons learned to help address congestion at our ports today as well as prepare for future events. We will hear from key port officials as well as a retailer on how we keep the supply chain moving in times of… Read more