July 27, 2004
Cruise line names lawyer senior VP fleet operations
Carival Corporation & plc's Holland America Line has announced the appointment of Dan Grausz to the position of senior vice president, fleet operations. Grausz will report directly to Stein Kruse, president and chief operating officer, Holland America Line Inc.
Grausz has overall responsibility for Holland America's and Windstar Cruises' marine hotel, nautical, technical, port operations and compliance, as well as Caribbean relations, operations policy and planning, purchasing and vessel newbuilding. Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises have a combined fleet of 16 vessels, offering more that 600 cruises annually to all seven continents.
"Dan has a rock-solid background and brings years of valuable experience to this important role," said Kruse. "His extensive knowledge of fleet operations, regulatory, legislative and environmental issues will serve as great assets."
Grausz has served as Holland America Line's vice president and general counsel since 1988. During his tenure with Holland America Line, Grausz has been a key participant on the senior management team and has been integrally involved with the building and introduction of 13 ships to the fleet.
Grausz will continue to serve as general counsel for Holland America Line until a successor is named.
Prior to joining Holland America, Grausz was a partner at the Seattle firm of Helsell, Fetterman, Martin, Todd & Hokanson. He also practiced law in New York City. Grausz has a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, a master of business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Active in the community, since 1999 Grausz has served on the Mercer Island (WA) City Council where he lives with his wife and two children.