(Houston; July 31, 2006) – Crowley Maritime Corporation today announced that Jim Shettig has been promoted to vice president of the company’s East Coast and Gulf contract services business. He will remain domiciled in Houston and continue to report to John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager of Crowleys marine services group.
Shettig, who most recently served as general manager of East Coast and Gulf contract services, will now have profit and loss responsibilities for the business. His group provides a myriad of services to customers, including energy logistics, remote offshore drilling support, ocean towing and transportation and other energy support services.
“Jim’s education, work experience and knowledge of our business uniquely qualify him for his contract services responsibilities and his role as vice president,” Douglass said. “He is responsible for achieving record utilization of our marine assets deployed in the Gulf of Mexico as well as off-shore in support of exploration and drilling efforts in Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.”
Shettig is an 18-year Crowley veteran. He began working for the company as a mate on a Seattle-based tugboat, and has held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, primarily in contract towing and transportation and marine services. He served as Crowley’s general manager on major energy logistics projects in Venezuela in the late 1990s, and transferred back to Houston in 2001, where he has directed the company’s contract services business ever since.
Shettig has a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
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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