By Mark Edward Nero
Crowley Maritime announced Aug. 15 that veteran company executive Eric Evans has been promoted to the newly-created position of vice president of strategy, a job that will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships, including mergers and acquisitions.
Evans joined Crowley in 1987 in Seattle as an accountant and manager of management reporting for 11 years, supporting the West Coast businesses and taking various short-term assignments in Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico.
In 1997, he took an assignment as administrative manager in Caracas, Venezuela, for Crowley’s oilfield logistics company and was there for two years. He moved to Crowley headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida to serve as the projects manager and finance director from 1999 to 2001 for the company’s contract services and international operations, then moved to Seattle in a similar role.
In 2009, he moved back to Jacksonville to support Crowley’s petroleum services, technical services, and petroleum distribution and marine services business units. He was promoted to his most recent position as vice president of finance and planning in 2010.
Evans will continue to be based in Crowley’s Jacksonville, Florida headquarters and will report to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services.
The project management organization, which is focused on analysis and strategy execution, will report to Evans.