Sweeney to head Crowley’s energy and marine services
Seattle, Wash.-based Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted Alex Sweeney to vice president and general manager of its energy and marine services business unit.
Sweeney will be based in Seattle and report to Tom Crowley Jr., the company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. He replaces Steve Peterson, who is leaving the company.
Sweeney will be responsible for all aspects of Crowley’s specialized services provided to companies engaged in the exploration, production and distribution of oil and gas. Areas of operation include Prudhoe Bay, Ala.; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Russian Far East; and Africa.
Sweeney will also oversee the company’s worldwide ocean towing and specialized transportation services, provided with tugs and flat-deck barges.
Sweeney joined Crowley in 1980 and has more than 23 years experience in marine operations for Crowley on the U.S. East and West coasts. Most recently, he was vice president, Russian Far East operations.