Charlie Nalen, vice president, Environmental Affairs Safety & Quality for Crowley Maritime Corp. was honored for his service with the 1999 Thomas Crowley Trophy
, which is the company's highest honor.
Nalen, who is the second employee to receive the honor this year, is credited with helping to establish an environmental management system, as well as spearheading and fast-tracking ISO and ISM certification processes for Crowley operations and vessels on both coasts and internationally.
Prior to his 20-year tenure with the company, Nalen was the director of Vocational Education for the Harry Lundeberg School
of Seamanship, a seafarers International Union (SIU) training facility in Pitney Point, Md.