Todd Busch has been promoted to vice president of Titan
, Crowley's newly acquired salvage company which will be a part of the company's Marine Services segment. He will continue to report to John Douglass, Crowley's senior vice president and general manager
of Marine Services.
Busch, who had most recently served as general manager of Crowley's ship
assist and escort business, will relocate from Crowley's Long Beach, Calif.
office to Titan's Fort Lauderdale, Fla. headquarters. He has been with
Crowley for 17 years, and has held management roles in contract towing and
transportation and emergency response.
In 2002, Busch was awarded the Thomas Crowley Trophy
, Crowley's highest
honor. Busch is widely credited with helping to secure several high-profile
towing contracts, including those involving the historic battleships USS
Missouri, USS New Jersey and USS Iowa, as well as the aircraft carrier USS
Oriskany. He also helped secure a role for Crowley as a contractor for the
U.S. Navy's 2001 Ehime Maru recovery and relocation operation in Hawaii.
"Todd has consistently contributed to the company's success since joining us
in 1987," said Douglass. "He is well respected in both the salvage and ship
assist sectors, and we're confident he, working with the rest of the Titan
management team, will help us expand our salvage operations around the
Busch joined Crowley as an ordinary Seaman and since that time served aboard
company tugs as a chief mate. He came ashore in 1994 as a dispatcher; and
has held a variety of other positions with increasing responsibility. He has
been responsible for the company's marine services contract business,
overseeing pricing and the negotiating of contracts, as well as the
commercial activities for Crowley's emergency services, and the U.S. Navy
Busch also serves as a director, representing Crowley on the board of the
Marine Response Alliance LLC. Prior to joining Crowley, Busch sailed with
the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association. He attended Arizona State
University and holds two licenses: Master, 100 Gross Tons Inspected Vessels,
and Mate, 200 Gross Tons Inspected Vessels.