(Jacksonville, Fla.; Nov. 7, 2005) – Gary Jones has joined Crowley as vice president of information technology (IT). In his new position, Jones is responsible for the strategic and tactical planning, production, deployment and maintenance of enterprise-wide technology solutions. Additionally, Jones directs the development of application and infrastructure strategies and standards, policies and procedures, quality, cost control and customer service standards. He manages a staff of approximately 100 technology professionals from his office in Jacksonville and reports to Susan Rodgers, senior vice president, administration.
Jones brings more than 20 years of accomplishments in the IT field to Crowley from the consumer and financial sectors. He has direct business experience in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Chile. Most recently, Jones served as vice president, business solutions delivery for merchandising, manufacturing, SCM and corporate systems for Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Home Depot in Atlanta, Ga., in various directorial positions including merchandising process management, international business development, international systems and application development.
“We are pleased to welcome Gary to our corporate team,” Rodgers said. “He has an exciting vision for technology here at Crowley and we look forward to leveraging his experience to serve our customers and employees.”
Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance and accounting from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and earned Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga.
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 three operating lines of business: Liner Services; Petroleum Services and Marine Services. Other services provided within these business lines include logistics; 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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