Roger Guenther was named the executive director of the Port of Houston Authority in January 2014. With 27 years of experience at the Port Authority, Guenther brings operational leadership and a proven track record to the position.
Previously, 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.
Since joining the Port of Houston Authority in 1988, Guenther has served in various capacities related to facilities management, including master planning of the Bayport Container Terminal, redevelopment of the existing Barbours Cut Terminal, and procurement of all container handling cranes and equipment over the last two decades.
Guenther earned 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. Prior to joining the Port of Houston Authority, he was an engineer with Emscor, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.
Guenther currently serves on TxDOT’s Texas Freight Advisory Committee and Port Authority Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Board of Visitors of Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas A&M Transportation Institute Advisory Council.
A native of Baytown, he grew up close to the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston. Mr. Guenther currently resides in Pearland with his wife, Fabiana, and two children. He is actively involved with youth programs at his church, enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf, and is a dedicated supporter of Texas A&M athletics.