Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Capt. Bill Taylor has been promoted to vice president of bulk petroleum and chemical transportation and will manage the commercial activities of the company's petroleum tankers and barges. He will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager of petroleum services.
Taylor, who previously served as vice president of marketing and chartering, will have profit and loss responsibility for petroleum transportation, as well as responsibility for chartering, customer service and strategic planning.
Reporting to Taylor will be Greg Nowicki, manager of chartering operations based in Jacksonville; Ray Loera and Norman George, both directors of chartering operations based in Long Beach, Calif.; Tyler Caruso, manager of sales based in Seattle, and Craig Cox, manager of planning based in Jacksonville.
Taylor graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in 1976 and joined Marine Transport Lines as deck officer. He sailed on various vessels, including 12 years as Master of the SS Marine Chemist, before coming ashore in 1995 to work for Heidenreich Marine in Connecticut. He transferred to Singapore in 1997 to help establish OMI-Heidmar Shipping Far East office. When he returned to the United States in 1999, he rejoined MTL as vice president of marketing and chartering and remained in that position when Crowley purchased MTL in 2001.