“For DHL Express, quality and growth are the pillars of our past and future success,” Pearson said. “Since his move to Italy as managing director, Alberto has proven that he is capable focusing on both. His efforts to push the Express Italy business on all fronts have contributed to Italy becoming one of our largest markets and one in which we expect continuing high performance.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted Ira Douglas to vice president of labor relations to lead the company’s relationships, operating agreements and partnerships with unions representing seafarers, terminal stevedores and truck drivers.
Formerly the director of labor relations, Douglas (pictured above left) will continue to be based in the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., office and will report to Bill Pennella, vice chairman and executive vice president.
“Ira has diverse experience serving at sea, as well as directing the services involving the 3,000 mariners who ably operate our vessels and those of our customers around the world,” Pennella said. “His leadership and industry knowledge will help us continue to provide innovative, reliable and safe services across the diverse fleets and terminals where we operate.”
Douglas joined Crowley as a marine recruiter in 2006 and became manager of marine recruiting and development in 2008. He was promoted to director of marine personnel in 2009 and to director of labor relations in 2017.