We are pleased to welcome Michael Ruiz to the Port of Palm Beach. He is one of our newest rail and maintenance employees. As a switchman, he assists in switching rail cars from the Florida East Coast rail site onto the Port of Palm Beach. Ruiz is also responsible for the maintenance of port property. Ruiz attended Palm Beach State College where he earned a career certificate for completing the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program. Prior to being hired by the port, he worked for an air conditioning company. His long-term career goal is to one day earn a senior staff position at the port. When Ruiz is not working, he enjoys spending time with his son, working on his car and playing video games.