(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; September 28, 2009) Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Todd Busch, the company’s senior vice president and general manager of technical services, which includes Crowley subsidiary Titan Salvage, has been elected president of the International Salvage Union (ISU).
Busch was elected during the ISU’s 55th general meeting in Boston this week. He succeeds Arnold Witte, who will continue to be a member of the ISU’s executive committee.
“It is an honor to serve this fine organization in the capacity of president,” said Busch. “Titan has been a proud member for many years and is looking forward to our continued relationship.”
Outgoing President Witte said, “I have served ISU for some 20 years and I have appreciated the opportunity to have been as its president. I believe that Todd’s experience, commitment and abilities provide the ISU with a great opportunity to progress its work to ensure continued success in marine casualty response.”
Busch joined Crowley in 1987 as an ordinary seaman and since that time served aboard company tugs as a chief mate. He came ashore in 1994 as a dispatcher; and has held a variety of other positions with increasing responsibility. He has been responsible for the company’s marine services contract business, overseeing pricing and the negotiating of contracts, as well as the commercial activities for Crowley’s emergency services, and the U.S. Navy salvage contract. He was named vice president of Titan in Oct. 2005. Todd also serves as a director, representing Crowley and Titan on the board of the Marine Response Alliance LLC. Prior to joining Crowley, Busch sailed with the Southwest Alaska Pilots Association. He holds two licenses: Master, 100 Gross Tons Inspected Vessels, and Mate, 200 Gross Tons Inspected Vessels.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides diversified 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 the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture; 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 here.