(Seattle; July 28, 2006) – Crowley Maritime Corporation today announced that Bruce Harland has been promoted to vice president of the company’s West Coast, Alaska and international contract services. He will remain domiciled in Seattle and continue to report to John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley’s marine services group.
Harland, who most recently served as general manager of West Coast, Alaska and international contract services, will now have profit and loss responsibilities for the business as part of the upgrade in the position. His group provides a myriad of services to customers, including energy logistics, remote offshore drilling support, ocean towing and transportation, and energy support services, including all-terrain transportation of cargo and personnel on the North Slope of Alaska.
“Bruce is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of our marine services business and has made significant contributions to the success of our West Coast and Alaska contract business segments,” Douglass said.
Harland began his career with Crowley in April 1984 as a cargo supervisor in Anchorage. He was promoted to operations manager and then relocated to Seattle and became general manager of contract operations in 1994. In 1998 Harland relocated to Houston as general manager of Crowley’s breakbulk and project cargo transportation business. In 2002, he transferred back to Seattle as director of marine operations with the company’s petroleum services group, and in August 2005, was promoted to general manager of West Coast, Alaska and international contract services.
Harland received the Thomas Crowley Trophy, the company’s highest honor, in 1995. He has a bachelor’s degree in nautical science from the US Merchant Marine Academy and a Master in Business Administration from Seattle University.
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: liner services, logistics services, petroleum services and marine 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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