(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; January 13, 2011) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Tony Otero has been named vice president of Dominican Republic/Haiti and Cuba liner services. He will remain domiciled in the company’s Jacksonville office and report to John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager of Latin America services.
Otero’s new role includes the addition of Cuba services to what had been the company’s Dominican Republic and Haiti services. He now has responsibility for the coordination of the countries’ sales, marketing, and operations activities; overseeing the development of policies and procedures; reviewing operating results; establishing annual revenue and capital and budgets; coordinating and negotiating contractor and service provider agreements and developing business relations.
Otero will also implement Crowley’s planned Ro/Ro service enhancements to the countries. As a bilingual, English-Spanish, communicator he is well suited to serve the needs of customers in the trades.
“Tony brings a lot of experience to his new role, including financial management and planning,” said Hourihan. “His expertise will help us further develop our services for our customers in the region.”
Otero started his career as a senior accountant at Crowley in 1998 after working several years for the accounting firm, Deloitte & Touché. He has held several different positions of increasing responsibility, including accounting manager, finance director and, most recently vice president, finance and planning for the liner and logistics business units. Tony graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Accounting degree and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 119-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, 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: liner container and breakbulk shipping; logistics; contract towing and transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker 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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