Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TITAN Salvage Appoints New Vice President

Florida-based worldwide marine salvage and wreck removal firm TITAN Salvage has named Captain Rich Habib to the position of Vice President.

Habib, a former US Navy and US Coast Guard veteran, will be responsible for TITAN's overall performance, including operations, administration, finance and commercial activities. Headquartered at the firm's main offices in Pompano Beach, Fla., Habib will report to Crowley Maritime Corporation’s senior vice president and general manager of technical services Todd Busch. TITAN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crowley Maritime.

“I am very pleased to welcome Rich back to TITAN,” said Busch. “He began as one of our jack-up barge superintendents and then became a salvage master. Later he was TITAN’s senior salvage master and director of salvage. Needless to say he brings a wealth of experience to his new position, which will serve our clients around the world very well.”

TITAN, which mobilizes worldwide, has performed over 350 salvage and wreck removal projects since being founded in 1980 and maintains offices and staging bases in Florida, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Australia.

In related news, outgoing TITAN Vice President Dan Schwall has accepted the position of Vice President of business development, sales and marketing efforts for Crowley's new solutions group.

According to Crowley, the new solutions group brings together "a host of disciplines, including marine contract services, engineering, naval architecture, project management and logistics, to deliver customized solutions for customers."