(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; January 12, 2011) - Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley’s shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company’s Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley’s liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning. These business units account for more than $700 million in revenue from operations throughout the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. “David’s long tenure at Crowley has enabled him to serve the company in many capacities, including planning,” said Collar. “This experience will prove to be a great asset as he begins this new role.” Nickless joined Crowley more than 20 years ago, and since then has held various positions in trucking, finance and management reporting, including manager of business planning, and most recently, director of corporate planning. He has nearly 35 years experience in the transportation industry, and worked for 11 years with PIE Nationwide prior to joining Crowley. David holds a bachelor’s degree in transportation and logistics from the University of North Florida. Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 118-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container and break-bulk shipping; logistics; contract towing and transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales.
Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com