Crowley Maritime Corporation said that Tommy Thompson
has joined the company's liner service group as director of maintenance and repair (M&R). Thompson is domiciled in Jacksonville and reports to Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico and Caribbean and John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Latin America.
In this position, Thompson is responsible for overseeing domestic M&R. He is charged with introducing best practices and new technologies along with process review and change intended to further improve current operations and garner greater efficiencies. He will also support the company's new build program, which has included the acquisition of 929 new 40-foot refrigerated (reefer) high-cube containers, 1453 new 45-foot (102" wide) containers and 1,453 chassis in 2007 alone.
Thompson brings over 40 years of progressive maritime and intermodal experience to Crowley including previous management of worldwide M&R facilities. He served as Crowley's M&R manager then director for seven years prior to joining DOLE Fresh Fruit Company where he held
a comparable position.