An executive reorganization at Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. is leading to the company focusing on expanding growth areas of the business, including defense contracting and Liquefied Natural Gas production and delivery.
Crowley announced the following job responsibilities in a news release Wednesday:
Rocky Smith, senior vice president of Crowley Fuels, will oversee Liquefied Natural Gas engineering, sales and distribution in Alaska and expanded growth of that market for the company in the Caribbean. Crowley has been increasing its involvement in LNG in Jacksonville in the past several years.
Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, will lead Crowley Solutions, which includes efforts to grow defense contracting for Crowley and other government business development.
Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, will oversee Crowley Shipping, which includes vessel ownership, operations and management for the company’s interests on the West Coast of the United States.
“This plan facilitates a pivot toward growing the company’s government portfolio of work, building upon recent successes such as our recent $2.3 billion Defense Freight Transportation Services contract and our current work with FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Administration] to bring much needed supplies to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,” said Tom Crowley, CEO and chairman of the company, in a prepared statement.
“The alignments within Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels better tie our markets, customers, processes and technology together to be more responsive, efficient and cost effective,” Crowley said.
Crowley has 5,500 employees worldwide, with about 900 of those workers in Jacksonville.
Drew Dixon: (904) 359-4098