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Hamilton Port Authority releases statement re. Bruce Wood, President and CEO

HAMILTON, Ont.–Hamilton Port Authority’s Board of Directors announced it will immediately begin a process to replace Bruce Wood, President and CEO, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

On September 21, MP Lisa Raitt rose to speak in recognition of World Alzheimers Day, and revealed that Wood, her had been diagnosed with an early onset form of the disease.

Edward Minich, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hamilton Port Authority, released this statement September 22:

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, executive team and staff of HPA, we are deeply saddened by this news, and all of us extend our sincere best wishes to Bruce and his family at this difficult time. The Port’s executive team, along with myself as interim CEO, have been providing continuity and service to our stakeholders while Bruce sought his diagnosis. The Port’s Board of Directors will immediately begin a process to identify his replacement. We are grateful to Bruce for his eight years of service, overseeing a period of strong growth and diversification at the Port of Hamilton. Bruce has been a well-liked and respected leader to the Port’s staff and he will be missed. Information regarding a fundraiser to support Alzheimer’s research in tribute will be forthcoming,” he said.

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