(Seattle, Sept. 8, 2003) – Jerry Dowd has been promoted to vice president of labor relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation and will now be responsible for the development and implementation of Crowley’s overall labor strategy. He will oversee contract negotiations, union relationships and the day-to-day administration of collective bargaining agreements throughout the entire Crowley organization.
Dowd will remain domiciled in Seattle and report to Bill Pennella, Crowley’s vice chairman and executive vice president. Reporting to Dowd will be both East and West Coast labor functions.
“Jerry has developed positive working relationships with many of Crowley’s organized labor groups over the years,” Pennella said. “In his new position, he will help consolidate our labor focus and maintain the excellent partnerships with our unions.”
Dowd joined Crowley in 1984 as director of personnel and labor relations for the company’s former California division. Over the years he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the human resources and labor relations area. Most recently he served as director of human resources and labor relations for Crowley Marine Services West Coast operating groups.
Dowd earned a bachelor’s degree in business and industrial management from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif.
Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892, is primarily a family- and employee-owned company engaged in worldwide logistics, liner services, contract towing and transportation, energy support services, ship assist and escort services, vessel management and petroleum and chemical marine transport. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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