(Jacksonville, Fla.; Feb. 23, 2006) – Crowley announced today that effective March 15, 2006, Barbara Johnson has been promoted to manager of port and terminal operations for Crowley’s Gulfport terminal replacing Bob Weist who has been promoted to director, inland operations for the company’s Puerto Rico/Caribbean group. In her new position, Johnson will remain domiciled in the Gulfport office and will report to Mike Hopkins, vice president, operations.
“It is reassuring to know that we have such a knowledgeable, professional person assuming the management of our Gulf operations especially as we rebuild our services from the devastation of Katrina while implementing new and better systems like Crowley’s new transportation management system,” Hopkins said.
Barbara has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s Gulf operations for the last 27 years. She started with Crowley in Lake Charles as the manager of equipment control and held management positions in Lake Charles and Houston before moving to Gulfport where she has worked for the last two years including living and working through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Johnson has a degree in business education from McNeese State University.
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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