Crowley Maritime Corporation announced
today that Todd Busch
has been promoted to general manager of the company's
Southern California ship assist and escort services operations.
Busch, who will relocate from Seattle to San Pedro, Calif., will continue to
direct the sales and marketing efforts for all of Crowley's ship assist and
escort business, and will now take on the administrative and operational
responsibilities in Southern California where Crowley operates six harbor
tugs in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and two harbor tugs in the
port of San Diego. He will continue to report to Rob Grune, Crowley's vice
president and general manager of ship assist and escort services.
"Todd brings years of maritime experience to his new job," said Grune. "Not
only has he worked on tugs, but he's served in different tug-related shore
side capacities as well, including tug dispatch and sales and marketing. He
also has valuable experience in both contract towing and emergency
"In his new job, Todd will be focusing on new business development, cost
control and developing operational efficiencies," Grune said. "I am
confident Todd will be a valuable addition to Crowley's already strong
Southern California team
That team recently underwent a reorganization of some office personnel.
Specifically, a portion of the company's tug dispatch operations that had
previously been performed out of the San Pedro office were shifted to
Crowley's Seattle office.
"The movement of some of our San Pedro dispatch responsibilities to Seattle
is simply a way for us to ensure that we continue to give our customers the
highest level of tug service at the most cost competitive prices," Busch
said. "So far, this move has made us more efficient and the transition has
been seamless to the customer".
Busch has been working for Crowley for 16 years and was recently awarded the
Thomas B. Crowley award, the highest honor a Crowley employee can receive.