Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview is an operating bulk materials port on the Columbia River in Longview, Washington. The site was originally developed in 1941 to house a smelter for Reynolds Aluminum. For years, the smelter and adjacent facilities were the engine of industry in Cowlitz County.
Decades later, our goals are clear: we are cleaning up this brownfield industrial site and redeveloping it into a safe and productive port facility. We are excited to begin work on a larger and more productive export terminal that will revitalize trade along the Columbia River. In doing so, we will create family-wage jobs for residents of Southwest Washington and generate millions of dollars in tax revenues that support communities throughout Washington state.
Bill Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer –
Bill joined Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview in June 2014 as president and CEO. For three years prior, he served as Millennium’s legal counsel.
Bill is a former partner with the K&L Gates law firm, where he was recognized by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for his work in environmental law. Over the past thirty years Bill has advised corporations and municipalities in permitting and environmental compliance matters in the energy, technology, manufacturing and real estate development sectors. He has been engaged in brownfield redevelopment, cleanup and capital development projects throughout his career. Taken together, Bill has contributed more than 100 years of cumulative service to the boards of directors of successful, solution-oriented conservation organizations including The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle and the Northwest Environmental Business Council. For nearly a decade, and under three of Washington’s recent governors, Bill served on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board. The Board approves grants to buy conservation lands for habitat, and to build new parks and trails for hiking and biking. Bill has an A.B. degree from Harvard University where he studied environmental engineering sciences before going on to earn a law degree from the University of Virginia.Read more
Trevor Simmons, Vice President of Operations and Project Management –
Trevor joined Millennium in January 2011. He has over 25 years’ experience in the operation and expansion of coal export terminals in Newcastle, Australia.
He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with experience in managing the planning approvals for and construction of the expansion of the terminals. Trevor’s responsibilities include the operational aspects of the current site activities and the development of a coal export terminal at Longview. His knowledge, skills and experience in the design and operation of coal handling facilities will be instrumental in the successful development of Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview.Read more
Kristin Gaines, Vice President Environmental Planning and Services –
Kristin Gaines began working for Millennium Bulk Terminals in January 2011, bringing more than 20 years of experience in industrial operations, remediation, and brownfield redevelopment.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Eastern Oregon University, and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Idaho. Kristin is responsible for facility compliance, operations permitting, expansion permitting, and site remediation. Prior to joining Millennium, Kristin worked for a variety of international industrial operations providing environmental management for large-scale site demolitions and comprehensive clean-up projects, as well as compliance and permitting for operating facilities. Her knowledge, skills and experience are pivotal to successfully navigating the project through its various stages to effective operation.Read more
Wendy Hutchinson, Vice President of Public Affairs –
Wendy Hutchinson joined Millennium in January 2013, bringing nearly 25 years of experience in industrial site development, regulatory affairs and environmental management.
She received her BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Millennium, Wendy was the regulatory affairs manager for Thunder Basin Coal Company, owned by Arch Coal Inc. Throughout her time with the company, she also worked in the production, mine planning and business departments. Wendy oversaw permitting for several major expansions of the Black Thunder Mine that grew capacity more than fivefold. Her guidance resulted in the addition of 1.9 billion tons of mine coal reserves, while maintaining an exceptional compliance record with more than 12,000 acres of reclamation. Wendy also served for 10 years as a governor’s appointee to the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council.Read more
Peter Bennett, Vice President of Business Development – Bulk Materials –
Peter Bennett joined Millennium in December 2011 with 30 years of experience working for a global shipping company covering all aspects of their West Coast operations. He is responsible for expanding the bulk product business at Millennium.
After graduating with honors in Economics from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom, Peter joined K Line America where he was responsible for representing the global company to customers, vendors and government authorities. Throughout his career, Peter has been actively engaged in many industry organizations, and worked on such projects as establishing the Washington State Maritime Commission and its successor organization the Washington State Maritime Cooperative which is responsible for oil spill contingency planning and response for Puget Sound.Read more
Michael Vaughn, Controller –
Michael Vaughn joined the Millennium team in April 2012 as our Controller. Michael is responsible for financial leadership at Millennium —providing analysis and approval for the operational budget, monitoring spending trends and overseeing accounting staff.
Michael has almost 20 years of experience as a controller in the transportation and distribution industry, managing budget and financial analysis for large national companies. His specialties include cash management, banking relations, budgeting, purchasing, debt management and contract negotiations. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. Michael is a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.Read more
Millennium’s mission is to develop a world-class port the right way, and in a manner which is financially rewarding for our employees and owners. Millennium’s goals are to benefit the community, protect the environment, support universal human rights, and respect the law. It all begins with the values that guide our enterprise:
- Safety: Millennium’s top priority is to ensure our employees return home safe and healthy after every shift of work.
- Environmental Responsibility: Millennium incorporates regulatory compliance into our engineering designs and operations so that we can help ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. This is exemplified by our commitment to cleanup of the old aluminum smelter site.
- Communication: Millennium strives to communicate openly and clearly with employees and the community.