(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Aug. 4, 2008) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Cole Cosgrove has been promoted to vice president of marine personnel. This new department will be responsible for developing programs, policies and procedures specifically for Crowley’s marine personnel. Working across business lines, Cosgrove will report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, technical services; John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager Atlantic/Gulf region; Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager Puerto Rico/Caribbean services and Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Pacific/Alaska Region.
As vice president of marine personnel, Cosgrove is responsible for the employment life cycle of the company’s more than 2,000 vessel personnel. This effort includes hiring and crewing, as well as workforce planning, back office administration and systems management.
Cosgrove joined Crowley in January of 1987 as a port captain in the ship operations group overseeing Crowley’s U.S. and foreign-flag vessels and crews. Since that time, he has served the company in positions of increasing responsibility including senior port captain, manager of chartering operations and director of contract operations. In 2005, Cosgrove was named a general manager and formed the ship management group to oversee third-party vessel operations.
In 2001, Cosgrove was awarded the Thomas Crowley Trophy, Crowley’s highest honor. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, and is a licensed Master, Unlimited Tonnage, any ocean.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in San Francisco in 1892, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of five operating lines of business: Liner Services; Logistics Services; Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, 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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