(Jacksonville, Fla.; Dec. 9, 2009) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Dorine Tessier has been named vice president of sales and chartering for its petroleum transportation group. In her new role, she will report to John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley’s Gulf/Atlantic region. She will relocate from Anchorage to Jacksonville.
As vice president of sales and chartering, Tessier is responsible for the planning and direction of the group’s sales and chartering initiatives, overseeing development of policies and procedures; coordinating and negotiating customer contracts and developing business relations, specifically in the company’s articulated tug barge (ATB) program.
“Dorine has a great understanding and working knowledge of the petroleum and oil industries. Her experience in the fuel distribution and sales business in Alaska and the Western U.S. uniquely qualify her in helping the sales team expand their customer base, especially in current market conditions,” Douglass said. “She will certainly bring a high level of concentration and focus in the sales and chartering areas.”
“I’m very happy to be joining such a highly skilled team and look forward to the opportunities and challenges chartering, sales and marketing presents,” Tessier said.
Reporting to Tessier is Bill Taylor, vice president, petroleum services, Tyler Caruso, manager, sales, and John Tronti, director, contract operations.
Tessier joined Crowley in 2003 when the company acquired Yukon Fuel Company and has served the company in various roles. In 2006, she was promoted to director, supply and distribution for Crowley’s petroleum distribution group. She later was named director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Crowley, Tessier was the general manager of marketing for Tesoro’s Western U.S. and Alaska markets and was vice president of a marketing brokerage firm. She attended the University of Alaska.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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