TTI Research ScientistCenter for Ports & Waterways
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
701 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 430
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 613-9210 x15110
- M.S., International Business and Human Resources, Houston Baptist University, 2000
- M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, University of Kansas, 1977
- B.A., Business Administration, Mid-America Nazarene University, 1975
Mr. Kruse is the Director of the Center for Ports and Waterways at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). He is responsible for identifying research and extension needs in the port community and mobilizing resources to meet those needs.
He served in a senior executive capacity for nine years at the Port of Brownsville (1988-1997), Texas (eight years as port director). Following his service at the Port of Brownsville, Mr. Kruse worked as a Regional Program Manager for Foster Wheeler Environmental's Ports Harbors & Waterways Program and assisted on port-related projects around the country.
Mr. Kruse has acquired a strong transportation planning background, having served on numerous local, state, and national boards and task forces. He was an active participant in the development of long range plans for a seaport and airport in South Texas, he has worked on statewide issues in Texas, he has participated in border transportation organizations, and he has assisted ports from Corpus Christi to New York with planning and environmental issues. Mr. Kruse is bilingual (Spanish/English) and has worked on a number of projects in the Latin American region.