(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; October 5, 2009) Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Tucker Gilliam has been promoted to general manager Dominican Republic/Haiti for the company’s liner services group. In his new position, Gilliam will be responsible for the coordination of sales, marketing, and operations activities for the Dominican Republic and Haiti; overseeing development of policies and procedures; reviewing operating results; establishing annual revenue and capital and budgets; coordinating and negotiating contractor and service provider agreements and developing business relations. He will remain domiciled in the company’s Jacksonville office and will report to John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Latin America services. Gilliam replaces Nelly Yunta who went on to become general manager of the company’s Customized Brokers group.
“Tucker has continued to grow and develop within the Crowley organization,” said Hourihan. “He has an excellent understanding of the operations side of what we do and is well versed in multiple Crowley services. He will certainly be an asset to our liner services team.”
Tucker joined Crowley in 1998 as a management trainee in Seattle. He graduated from Texas A University with a bachelor of science degree in maritime administration. After completing the Crowley management trainee program, he joined the petroleum transportation group as a marine superintendent and has held positions of increasing responsibility within that business group including his latest position as director, marine operations. Gilliam also, worked in the company’s labor relations department as director, marine crewing and development.
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.