Crowley announced several management changes within its logistics services group.
Robert (Bob) Weist has been promoted to vice president of sales and will be responsible for all business development functions and North American transportation services, including trucking and rail. He remains domiciled in Jacksonville and reports to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics.
Weist will help develop an actionable marketing plan and sales strategy, while ensuring that Crowley continues to provide value-added customer solutions. Frank Griffin will assume Weist's prior responsibilities for day-to-day management of Crowley's North American transportation services. Tony Menendez will now report to Weist and will take on a new role as director of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. Crowley sales executives Don Hire, Jim Galvin and Ronald Leao will also report to Weist.
Carlos Rice has been named vice president of operations and supply chain management and will oversee all freight services, warehousing and logistics operations. With Rice responsible for the entire supply chain, he will be able to concentrate on building infrastructure required to expand Crowley's logistics capabilities, and providing cost effective services where they are most needed by customers. He will remain domiciled in Miami.
Ron Stalvey, Crowley's general manager of logistics services, will now oversee all pricing functions within the logistics group.
In a shared-resource role, Craig Cox, director of marketing, will now oversee the logistics group's marketing efforts while continuing to support several other Crowley business groups.
Miguel Artiga, vice president, Central America, continues to oversee all aspects of Crowley's logistics sales and operations in Central America. Ken Black continues to support each of the groups as director of supply chain operations. Pat Compres, continues as vice president and general manager of Customized Brokers, a Crowley company specializing in the customs clearance of fresh fruit and produce into the U.S. Tony Otero, director of finance, continues to support Crowley's liner services and logistics groups.