CROWLEY REORGANIZES MARINE SERVICES SUBSIDIARY
Crowley Maritime Corp. said it has reorganized its Crowley marine Services subsidiary into three operating groups — ship assist and escort services, petroleum services and energy and marine services.
Steve Petersen, senior vice president and general manager, is now managing the energy and marine services, which comprise contract towing and transportation, energy support, and salvage and emergency response.
Rob Grune, vice president and general manager, heads ship assist and escort services, which operates Crowley's fleet of ship assist and escort tugs.
Bruce Barto, vice president and general manager, directs petroleum services, which Includes U.S. West Coast petroleum transportation as well as storage, distribution and sales activities in Alaska.
Petersen will relocate from Jacksonville to Seattle. Grune and Barto will also be based in Seattle.
Crowley Marine Services had been divided into East Coast and West Coast groups. The separate business units 'will be more autonomous and offer customers quicker responsiveness and flexibility through a decentralized organizational structure,' said Tom Crowley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Crowley, based in Oakland, Calif.