Crowley Maritime Corp. on Tuesday announced a realignment of its Shipping and Solutions business units to further enhance its focus on non-asset-based customer solutions.
Commercial project management and engineering services will move to the Crowley Shipping business unit. Leading that team will be Shiju Zacharia (pictured above), who has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager.
Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Zacharia will spearhead the $2.3 billion Defense Freight Transportation Services contract; relief and response services for FEMA and other public sector agencies and commands; expeditionary logistics offerings; and government ship management.
Zacharia is a 2013 winner of the Thomas Crowley Award, the company’s highest honor. He joined Crowley in 2009 with more than a decade of technology experience developing, deploying and integrating state-of-the-art solutions to support high-level business objectives for major enterprise customers.
The transition of project management and engineering services into the Crowley Shipping business unit led by Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, will complement the group’s vessel operations, ownership and management services. These encompass deep-sea petroleum tankers, tugboats and barges, Crowley’s liquefied natural gas-powered combination container/roll-on roll-off ships and offshore services.
Vice President Ray Martus will continue his leadership of the project management group that includes vessel construction management, dry docking strategies and offshore marine projects. He will remain based in Jacksonville and report to Grune.
Vice President Jay Edgar will continue to the lead the engineering services team, which encompasses all engineering and design-related offerings, including the company’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary, Jensen Maritime. Based in Seattle, Edgar will report to Johan Sperling, vice president of Crowley marine services.
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