Aston A. Hinds, Ph.D., PMP
Senior Environmental Affairs Manager
Port of Houston Authority
Dr. Aston A. Hinds is the Senior Environmental Affairs Manager at the Port of Houston Authority, in Houston, Texas. He was formerly the Vice President, Global Health, Safety and Environment, for Halliburton Company and its predecessor companies, Dresser Industries Inc., and Baroid Corporation. He was appointed by the AAPA in 2006 to chair its Sustainability Task Force where he coauthored the definition of sustainability, and a set of guiding principles for the port industry, ratified at the 2007 AAPA annual convention. Since then he has developed tools and training materials to help member ports implement sustainability strategies and programs. He is an internationally recognized environmental/sustainability specialist, and a technical advisor to industry, trade associations, as well as federal, state and local governmental agencies. He is the author of over 60 articles covering various environmental subjects and is certified by the Project Management Institute, as a Project Management Professional. Dr. Hinds received his doctorate in Environmental Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and is a graduate of the Rice University Management Program and the Advanced Management Institute.