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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

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Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services. Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team…

Crowley Announces Management Team for Newly Formed Ship Assist and Escort Services Group

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced the appointment of Robe Grune to the position of vice president and general manager of Crowley’s newly formed ship Assist and Escort Services based in Seattle. Grune is responsible for profit and loss for the Ships Assist and Escort Services group and reports directly to Tom Crowley, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation. Crowley announced the reorganization of its Crowley Marine Services subsidiary into three distinct operating groups in October, including Energy and Marine Services, Ship Assist and Escort Services and Petroleum Services. With present operations in San Diego…

Mead Promoted at Crowley

Crowley Maritime promoted Art Mead to Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective January 1. He will remain in Jacksonville and will report to Bill Pennella, Crowley's Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President. Mead will have corporate wide responsibility for all legal matters. As general counsel, Mead ensures that the business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation and its affiliates meet regulatory requirements protecting Crowley from adverse legal action. Additionally, Mead will direct legal actions for, and manage the defense of claims against Crowley and also interpret and prepare legal documents. Mead will join Crowley's Management Team and provide counsel to management on legal matters.

Grune To Lead Crowley Ship Assist and Escort Services Group

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced the appointment of Robe Grune to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Crowley's newly formed ship Assist and Escort Services based in Seattle. Grune is responsible for profit and loss for the Ships Assist and Escort Services group and reports directly to Tom Crowley, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation. Crowley announced the reorganization of its Crowley Marine Services subsidiary into three distinct operating groups in October, including Energy and Marine Services, Ship Assist and Escort Services and Petroleum Services. With present operations in San Diego…

Crowley Promotes Miller

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Mark Miller has been promoted to director of corporate communications with responsibility for internal communications, media relations, advertising and marketing communications for the corporation and its subsidiaries and business units operating around the world. Miller joined Crowley in April 1995 as manager of public relations and advertising for the corporation’s Jacksonville-based container shipping subsidiary, Crowley Liner Services. In April 2000, he was promoted to manager of corporate communications with similar job responsibilities but supporting all of Crowley’s business units. As director, miller will remain in Jacksonville and continue to report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley’s vice president of human resources.

Nickless VP Crowley Finance & Planning, Shipping & Logistics

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley's liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning.

Crowley Announces Promotions

Ismael Estrada has been promoted to director of Port Operations for Crowley Liner Service's Isla Grande terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. security and maintenance. was subsequently promoted to Manager of Terminal Operations. report to Roberto Lugo, Jr., Vice President and General Manager. Jose F. operations. financial planning, accounting services and other reporting activities. positions including his latest as Director of Port Operations. continue to report to Roberto Lugo, Jr., Vice President and General Manager.

Twaits Joins Crowley as VP and General Counsel

Crowley announced that Alan Twaits has joined the company as vice president and general counsel. Twaits will be domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Art Mead, senior vice president and general counsel. Twaits will be responsible for a wide array of legal affairs and projects. Additionally, he will ensure that business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation meet regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Crowley, Twaits served as general counsel for three companies, Seabulk International, Carnival Corporation and Premier Cruise Lines. He has almost 25 years of legal experience in the maritime industry and previously served for almost three years as assistant general counsel for Crowley.

Hill Joins Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Bill Hill has joined the company's energy and marine services group in Anchorage as director of business development. In this role, he will have responsibility for the sales and operation of the North Slope businesses and will work to develop additional opportunities in Alaska as well as the Canadian and Russian Arctic. Hill will report to Bruce Harland, vice president, Alaska contract services. Hill has extensive experience in project management, module construction and transportation, on the North Slope and in Russia.

Jones Joins Crowley as VP

Gary Jones has joined Crowley as vice president of information technology (IT). In his new position, Jones is responsible for the strategic and tactical planning, production, deployment and maintenance of enterprise-wide technology solutions. Additionally, Jones directs the development of application and infrastructure strategies and standards, policies and procedures, quality, cost control and customer service standards. He manages a staff of approximately 100 technology professionals from his office in Jacksonville and reports to Susan Rodgers, senior vice president, administration. Jones brings over 20 years of accomplishments in the IT field to Crowley from the consumer and financial sectors.

Crowley Promotes Clapp and Brown

Rinus Schepen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Crowley's Latin America services announced that Rob Clapp has been promoted to Director of Pricing and Yield Management and Brad Brown has been promoted to Director of Finance for the Latin America liner services group. Both will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Schepen. In his new position, Clapp is responsible for all contract administration, pricing and yield management activities. He joined Crowley in 1988 as an accountant in the company's financial reporting department. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Latin America liner services group, including Manager of Management Reporting, Manager of Planning and Director of Finance.

Crowley Announces Management Team for Petroleum Services Group

Crowley Maritime Corporation announces the appointment of Bruce Barto to vice president and general manager of its newly formed Petroleum Services group based in Seattle. Barto has profit and loss responsibility for Petroleum Services and reports directly to Tom Crowley Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation. Reporting to Barto are Bruce Harland who has been promoted to director, operations and will be relocating from Houston to Seattle; Jim Dwight, sales manager, Alaska; Royal Harris, manager, pricing; Chris Dugan, sales manager, oil transportation; and Hugh Stepaniuk who has been promoted to director, finance.

Busch Named Vice President of Titan

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. of Marine Services. assist and escort business, will relocate from Crowley's Long Beach, Calif. office to Titan's Fort Lauderdale, Fla. headquarters. transportation and emergency response. honor. Oriskany. U.S. Navy's 2001 Ehime Maru recovery and relocation operation in Hawaii. in 1987," said Douglass. company tugs as a chief mate. has held a variety of other positions with increasing responsibility. commercial activities for Crowley's emergency services, and the U.S. salvage contract. Marine Response Alliance LLC. the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association. and Mate, 200 Gross Tons Inspected Vessels.

Crowley Announces More Organizational Changes

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced  additional organizational realignments within its shipping and logistics team effective Jan. 1, including the appointment of Nelly Yunta to vice president of sales, marketing and customer care, and the promotion of Pete Noyer to vice president of national accounts reporting to Yunta. Yunta, who most recently held the role of vice president of Customized Brokers, Crowley’s Miami-based customs brokerage subsidiary, will relocate from Miami to Jacksonville, Fla., for the position, but will continue to oversee Customized Brokers' operations in her new position. She will report to Frank Larkin, who was also recently promoted to the position of senior vice president and general manager for Crowley’s logistics division.

Crowley’s Busch Joins Sea Machines’ Board

Todd Busch (Photo: Sea Machines)

Todd Busch, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Technical Services, at Crowley Maritime, has joined Sea Machines Robotics’ board of directors. The Boston-based Sea Machines is building autonomous control technology for commercial vessels. Busch, who joined Crowley in 1987 as an ordinary seaman, is currently responsible for naval architecture and marine engineering, government services, ship management, marine salvage and wreck removal, new-vessel construction and the chartering and operations of Crowley’s offshore tug and barge fleet.

Dominguez and Dowd Awarded Thomas Crowley Trophies

Charlie Dominguez, vice president of sales and marketing, Latin America, for Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group in Jacksonville, and Jerry Dowd, vice president of labor relations in Seattle, were awarded 2006 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies Friday in Jacksonville. Created 20 years ago, the Thomas Crowley Trophy award honors employees with outstanding performance, whose dedication, leadership, initiative and productivity most clearly reflect those of the company's founder. The trophy, a limited edition, bronze sculpture depicting young Thomas Crowley as he ferried goods to and from ships on San Francisco Bay in the early 1890s, is a tribute to the founder of the company as well as the winners of the award.

Busch Elected President of Int’l Salvage Union

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Todd Busch, the company's senior vice president and general manager of technical services, which includes Crowley subsidiary Titan Salvage, has been elected president of the International Salvage Union (ISU). Busch was elected during the ISU's 55th general meeting in Boston this week. He succeeds Arnold Witte, who will continue to be a member of the ISU's executive committee. Busch joined Crowley in 1987 as an ordinary seaman and since that time served aboard company tugs as a chief mate.

Tessier VP Sales & Chartering, Crowley

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Dorine Tessier has been named vice president of sales and chartering for its petroleum transportation group. In her new role, she will report to John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's Gulf/Atlantic region. She will relocate from Anchorage to Jacksonville. As vice president of sales and chartering, Tessier is responsible for the planning and direction of the group's sales and chartering initiatives, overseeing development of policies and procedures…

Crowley Announces Key Promotions FLA, NJ

Ken Orben and Karen Dempsey

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Puerto Rico liner services group has announced that Ken Orben is being promoted to general manager of terminal operations in Jacksonville, Fla., and Karen Dempsey is being promoted to director of port operations in Pennsauken, N.J., effective Jan. Orben, a 27-year Crowley veteran and current director of port operations in Pennsauken, will relocate to Jacksonville and report to John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico services.

Crowley Names Michel VP, Human Resources and Learning

Susan “Suz” Michel (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Susan “Suz” Michel as vice president of human resources and learning, bringing all aspects of human capital management under her leadership – from talent acquisition to training and professional development to long-term employee retention. Michel joined Crowley in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of organizational development and change leadership. She will remain based in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services.

Crowley Promotes VP and Deputy General Counsel

Kerri McClellan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Kerri McClellan has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel for the corporation. McClellan, who is based in Jacksonville and reports to Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mike Roberts, joined Crowley approximately two years ago as senior corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary and has excelled at corporate governance and transactional work among other legal areas, the company said. “Kerri has been a tremendous partner in the legal department…

Thompson Joins Crowley

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…

Craig, Reasoner Join Crowley Personnel Dept.

Scott Craig

Crowley Maritime Corporation is continuing the expansion of its newly formed marine personnel department through the appointments of Scott Craig, director, West Coast/Alaska and Margaret Reasoner, director, East Coast/Gulf. Craig will have responsibility for the Seattle, Long Beach and Anchorage crewing locations that service operations from southern California to northwestern Alaska encompassing more than 70-crewed vessels and 800-plus mariners. Reasoner will have day-to-day responsibility for more than 65-crewed vessels and approximately 1,200 mariners in locations from Lake Charles, Lou.

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