(Dania, Fla.; Oct. 1, 2007) – TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s salvage and wreck-removal company, announced today that Mark Hoddinott has joined them as managing director of its European operations. In this position, Hoddinott will be based in the UK office and salvage depot and will report to Todd Busch, TITAN’s vice president in Florida.
Hoddinott is responsible for the sales and marketing efforts of TITAN in the region. He is also responsible for pursuing new business, drafting proposals and contracts, supporting the salvage warehouse & operations and overseeing the administrative requirements in the UK office.
“We welcome Mark to the TITAN Salvage team and look forward to his leadership of our European operations,” said Busch. “He has a history of success in the maritime industry specifically with years spent as a salvage master and in senior roles within the salvage industry. We are certain that his expertise will be an asset as we continue to serve our customers in the region.”
Hoddinott is a 40-year veteran who has held positions of increasing responsibility including that of master aboard a variety of ships including passenger, container, oil tanker, bulk carrier, reefer, short-sea ferry and deep sea tugs. In 1982, he became a salvage master for UK-based United Towing Limited where he spent 10 years leading salvage operations worldwide. Later, as a result of various acquisitions, Hoddinott, was named salvage manager for Howard Smith Industries then senior manager for Adsteam Marine with responsibility for all business projects and salvage jobs.
Hoddinott also served as a director of the Humberside Offshore Training Association from 1988-2007. He is a Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, and represents TITAN Salvage on the International Salvage Union’s LOF (Lloyds Open Form) subcommittee.
TITAN, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crowley’s Marine Services business unit, is a worldwide salvage company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The company also has offices in Newhaven, UK and Singapore along with an equipment depot in Batam, Indonesia. Over the past 25 years, TITAN has performed more than 300 salvage and wreck removal projects worldwide. TITAN responds to vessel emergencies around the world and is accessible 24 hours a day through the company’s main dispatch telephone number, 954-929-5200.Additional information about TITAN may be found at www.titansalvage.com.
Crowley Maritime Corporation, parent company of Crowley Marine Services, is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1892 and is primarily a 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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