Crowley Marine Services has promoted Alex Sweeney
to vice president, Valdez Business Unit
. Sweeney is responsible for all marine activities in support of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company's Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS) in Alaska.
SERVS' mission is to prevent oil spills by assisting tankers in safe navigation through Prince William Sound and to protect the environment by providing rapid and effective response services. Sweeney and his staff and crews are helping SERVS meet this critical mission in the harsh environment of Prince William Sound by operating the most technically advanced fleet of escort vessels in the world.
Sweeney joined Crowley in 1980 and has more than 20 years experience in marine operations for Crowley on the east and west coasts. In 1998 he was promoted to the director of Atlantic Operations, and in 1999 was relocated to Valdez and promoted to the position of general manager, Valdez Services
In 1997, Sweeney was presented with the Thomas Crowley Trophy, which is Crowley Maritime's highest honor.
Crowley has also reported that Tim Gleason has joined as director of Business Solutions at the company's Jacksonville locale. In this position, Gleason will be working with the business development group to devise and coordinate supply chain solutions for customers.
With more than 20 years of domestic and international multi-modal logistics experience, Gleason most recently served as director, Operations Services for Paxis LLC.