Friday, February 28, 2014

Crowley Names New VP

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced Feb. 26 that Scott Hoggarth has been promoted from general manager of ship assist and escort services to vice president, West Coast harbor ship assist and tanker escort services.

Hoggarth has assumed new overall responsibilities for marine operations and engineering functions and commercial results for Crowley’s tug services at major US West Coast ports.

He is expected to remain based in Seattle and continue to report to Rocky Smith, the company’s senior vice president and general manager of petroleum distribution and marine services.

Hoggarth, who joined Crowley in 1987 as a tug dispatcher, has held numerous positions with the company during his career. The company’s harbor ship assist and tanker escort business, which has been under his direction since 2007, is currently undertaking a fleet renewal program to improve the tugs’ capabilities while reducing environmental impacts.

Hoggarth has had a large role in Crowley’s ecology initiatives during the past several years. In 2013, Crowley was again awarded the Environmental Business of the Year award at the 62nd Annual Maritime Festival in Seattle.

Crowley has also received special recognition by several environmentally focused organizations including the Chamber of Shipping of America’s Jones F. Devlin Awards for Safety, the US Coast Guard's William Benkert award for environmental excellence, the Washington Department of Ecology’s Exceptional Compliance Program (ECOPRO) Award, the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force’s Legacy Award, and the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Award.