Steve Stewart is the Chairman and Co-founder of Gulf Winds International, Inc.
Gulf Winds provides integrated logistics support services including warehousing, intermodal transportation and distribution to the international shipping industry. Based in Houston, Texas, the company has operations in Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth and is one of the largest providers of food-grade and U.S. Customs Bonded services in the area. With more than 2 million sq. ft. of warehousing and distribution capacity and a fleet of both owned and leased transportation equipment including power units, chassis, vans and special equipment, Gulf Winds offers supply chain management solutions to facilitate the handling, storage and shipment of products from raw materials to finished goods.
Prior to co-founding Gulf Winds in 1996, Mr. Stewart spent 24 years in the shipping industry serving in Senior and Executive level positions with Sea-Land Service, U.S. Lines, Damco Maritime and Nedlloyd Lines throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Stewart is actively involved in industry associations including Past President and current Executive Board member of the Houston International Seafarers Centers, Vice Chair of the Greater Houston Port Bureau, Executive Board member and co-founder of the Greater Houston Coffee Association, Past Chairman of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of the Houston Maritime Museum, Advisory Board Member of the UH Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Department and Advisory Board Member of the UH College of Technology Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy and Vice Chair, Houston Ship Channel Security District representing Harris County, Texas. Mr. Stewart was honored as “Maritime Person of the Year” by the Greater Houston Port Bureau at their annual gala in August, 2011.
Mr. Stewart is from Beaumont, Texas and served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 through 1969 including a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1966 – 1967. He graduated from Lamar University with a BBA Marketing degree in 1972 and currently resides in Humble, Texas with his wife Brenda of 41 years. They have one son and two grandchildren and are active members of Humble Areas First Baptist Church.