Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Crowley Hires New Project Ops VP

Capt. Alex Sweeney has joined Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group as vice president of project operations. Sweeney, who most recently served as vice president of operations for Crowley’s petroleum distribution group in Alaska, is expected to remain in Anchorage and report to vice president of project management Michael Johnson.

In his new role, Sweeney will be responsible for the planning, coordination and management of select solutions projects. He will also assist the solutions business development team in pursuing project opportunities.

“We are excited to have Captain Sweeney as a part of our project management organization,” solution division vice president Craig Tornga said. “He brings great experience to our team, especially his quality management practices which complements our project management processes and our customers project goals.”

Sweeney began his career with Crowley in 1980, working on tugboats, and according to the company, his experience spans across all sectors of the maritime industry. Crowley officials said they believe his experience working in remote locations and the Arctic is expected be an invaluable asset to the solutions team.

Crowley’s solutions group provides marine solutions as a prime contractor for the energy and resource extraction industries. The specialized team provides turnkey marine solutions.