Gregg Ruhl is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Algoma Central Corporation. Gregg joined Algoma in November of 2015 as Senior Vice-President, Technical, became Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and in 2019 assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ruhl has over 30 years experience in the transportation industry, including over 20 years in marine transportation.

Prior to joining Algoma in 2015, Mr. Ruhl was the Managing Director for the marine division of Canadian National Railway Company (CN) in Duluth, Minnesota, responsible for Great Lakes Fleet (a U.S. Jones Act carrier), COGEMA and Aquatrain. Between 2004 and 2009, Mr. Ruhl was the Director Sales & Marketing, Vessels and Docks, also for CN. Prior to 2004, he held increasingly senior positions within the marine and rail industries.

Mr. Ruhl is a director on the board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), a member of the Domestic Ship Owners Committee (DSOC) of Canada’s Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC), and served as Chairman of the Lake Carriers Association from 2012 to 2014.

Mr. Ruhl is a degreed Mechanical Engineer with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Ruhl was elected to the Board of Algoma in 2023. 

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