(Jacksonville, Fla.; May 10, 2000) Nate Asplund has been named Director of International Marketing for Crowley Marine Services – East Coast and International. In his new position, Asplund has principal responsibility for developing the Corporations logistics and related multi-year service contracts for the Energy Industry, primarily in the international arena. He also provides a lead role in identifying and promoting strategic integration of Energy Industry services, drawing from the logistics systems and design capabilities of Crowley Logistics; the asset and operational expertise of Crowley Marine Services; and the project management services of Crowley Marine Transport.
Asplund joined Crowley in 1994 as a Corporate Planning Senior Analyst in Oakland. Since that time, he has held multiple positions with the company including Manager of Planning for Crowley Marine Services in Seattle, and Project & Marketing Manager for Crowley Marine Services in Caracas, Venezuela. In Caracas, Asplund was a major force in implementing energy logistics services for clients such as BP Amoco and Exxon Mobil.
For the last two years, Nate has served as Director of Marketing and Solutions Development for Crowley Logistics Inc, assisting in the start-up of the Corporations Third Party Logistics division, now providing services for auto and apparel customers such as Ford Motor, Daimler Chrysler, Tower Automotive, and Fruit-of-the-Loom.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Asplund reports to Steve Peterson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, of Seattle-based Crowley Marine Services – East Coast and International. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics, with a minor in Marketing, from Ohio State University and a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics, with minor in Business Administration from Washington State University.
I am extremely pleased to have Nate with our group. With his experience we look forward to emphasizing our focus on offering a broader, less asset intensive service to our customers in the energy industry, said Peterson.
Crowley Marine Services, Inc., with U.S. East Coast operating headquarters in Jacksonville, provides specialized marine transportation and logistics services on a worldwide basis, operating one of the worlds largest fleets of marine and related equipment. The companys primary services include tanker escort and ship assist; petroleum transportation and sales; contract barge transportation and ocean towing; logistics and support services; marine salvage and emergency response; and all-terrain transportation. More information on Crowley Maritime Corporation and its subsidiaries can be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.