Friday, October 26, 2012

Crowley Maritime Makes Management Shifts

Crowley Maritime has announced that Steve Demeroutis is assuming the role of vice president of marine operations for the company’s petroleum and chemical transportation group, and that Rudy Leming will assume Demeroutis’ former position of vice president of labor relations.

Demeroutis will now report to Rob Grune, Crowley’s senior vice president and petroleum services general manager. Leming now reports to Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Bill Pennella.
In his new position, Demeroutis will be responsible for the safe and reliable operation of Crowley's marine petroleum assets including Jones Act product tankers, ranging from 240,000 to 300,000 barrels, and the company’s 17 articulated tug-barges, which range from 155,000 to 327,000 barrels and are capable of carrying refined petroleum products and easy chemicals.

And in his new job, Leming is responsible for the development and implementation of Crowley’s overall labor strategy. He will oversee contract negotiations, union relationships and the day-to-day administration of collective bargaining agreements throughout the entire Crowley organization, in addition to having functional responsibility for labor relations for all Crowley subsidiaries.
East and West Coast labor functions will also now report to Leming.