(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Jan. 11, 2011) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Tucker Gilliam has been promoted to vice president of sales and chartering for Crowley’s petroleum services team. He will remain domiciled in the company’s Jacksonville office and report to Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, petroleum services.
In his new role, Gilliam is responsible for the planning and direction of 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.
“Tucker’s promotion to the role of vice president is ideal because of the experience he brings from having worked within a variety of departments inside Crowley – from operations to oil transportation, and his recent commercial work in the Dominican Republic and Haiti,” said Grune. “He will be a valuable asset to the team.”
Gilliam joined Crowley in 1998 as a management trainee in Seattle. He later joined the petroleum transportation group as a marine superintendent and has held positions of increasing responsibility within that business group, including the position of director of marine operations. He also has worked in the company’s labor relations department as director of marine crewing and development, and from 2009 to the present, served as general manager, Dominican Republic/Haiti, for Crowley’s liner services team. Tucker graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in maritime administration.
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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