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Rockwell E. “Rocky" Smith

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Petroleum Distribution and Marine Services

Located in Seattle, WA

Rocky Smith

Rocky Smith joined Crowley in San Francisco in 1981 and since that time has held various marketing and operations positions in the harbor services and barge petroleum transportation groups. From 1986 to 1990 he worked for the container lessor, TransOcean, Ltd., as product manager for refrigerated containers and gensets.  In 1990, he returned to Crowley and became manager of oil transportation, Pacific division, in Seattle. In 1996, he became vice president of oil transportation and harbor services, and in 1997 he was assigned to lead Crowley's new tanker division, Crowley Petroleum Transport, Inc. In 2001, Smith joined Marine Transport Corporation in New Jersey as vice president of vessel operations, and of Crowley Petroleum Transport tankers once they were folded into the Marine Transport organization. In 2005, Smith relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., to assume responsibility for Crowley's petroleum distribution businesses in Alaska. These included heating oil sales, propane sales, lubricant sales and distribution, marine- and highway-terminal operations, branded- and unbranded-dealer sales, proprietary card-lock operations, into-wing aircraft sales and airport fixed-base operations. In late 2007, Smith was transferred back to Seattle to lead these Crowley services in the Pacific/Alaska region. In 2009, all of Crowley’s worldwide contract services — including sealift activities, ocean towing, Sakhalin Island operations, and Alaska North Slope services—were combined under his responsibility.

Smith graduated from Pomona College in 1977 and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping.

Responsibilities include:

Petroleum distribution and fuel sales throughout Alaska; tanker assist and escort services in Valdez and Prince William Sound; energy support services, including marine and all-terrain transportation on the North Slope; ship-assist and escort services on the West Coast; contract towing and transportation worldwide.

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