ECU Worldwide appoints global sales head; Crowley Shipping names vice presidents; Manatee Country Port Authority reelects chairwoman; and Port of Tacoma elects commission president.
ECU Worldwide has appointed Camilo Quintero as global head of sales, effective Jan. 1. Quintero has 19 years of experience in the non-vessel-operating common carrier industry and recently served as ECU’s vice president of sales for the United States. He will be based in ECU’s office in Miami and will report to Claudio Scandella, CEO.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has named four industry veterans to lead various business lines of its recently formed Crowley Shipping group, which provides petroleum and chemical transportation, commercial ship management, offshore energy support, and ship assist and tanker escort services. The appointments include Tucker Gilliam as vice president of petroleum services, Cole Cosgrove as vice president of ship management, Johan Sperling as vice president of marine services, and Paul Manzi as vice president of Crowley Alaska Tankers.
Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh has been elected to a second one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, which oversees Port Manatee. She has served on the port authority board since 2012. Also elected to one-year terms as board officers are Stephen Jonsson, first vice chairman; Betsy Benac, second vice chairwoman; and Robin DiSabatino, third vice chairwoman. The other members of the seven-person port authority board are Priscilla Whisenant Trace, Carol Whitmore and Charles B. Smith. Board members serve four-year staggered terms, with annual elections of officers.
Port of Tacoma commissioners picked Don Meyer to be commission president for 2018. Meyer, who was first elected to the commission in November 2010, succeeded Dick Marzano as president. Other officers include Clare Petrich as vice president, Don Johnson as secretary, John McCarthy as first assistant secretary, and Marzano as second assistant secretary. The port’s five commissioners serve four-year terms, and officer positions rotate annually.