July 31, 2006
Promotions at Crowley
Recently announced Crowley Maritime Corporation promotions see Bruce Harland become vice president of the company's West Coast, Alaska and international contract services, while Jim Shettig has been promoted to vice president of the company's East Coast and Gulf contract services business .
Both previously held general manager titles, but will now have profit and loss responsibilities as part of an upgrade in the positions. Harland will remain domiciled in Seattle and Shettig in Houston.
Both continue to report to John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley's marine services group.
Harland's group services to customers that include energy logistics, remote offshore drilling support, ocean towing and transportation, and energy support services, including all-terrain transportation of cargo and personnel on the North Slope of Alaska.
Harland began his career with Crowley in April 1984 as a cargo supervisor in Anchorage. He was promoted to operations manager and then relocated to Seattle and became general manager of contract operations in 1994. In 1998 Harland relocated to Houston as general manager of Crowley's breakbulk and project cargo transportation business. In 2002 he transferred back to Seattle as director of marine operations with the company's petroleum services group, and in August 2005, was promoted to general manager of West Coast, Alaska and international contract services.
Harland received the Thomas Crowley Trophy, the company's highest honor, in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Science from the US Merchant Marine Academy and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University.
Shettig's group provides services that include energy logistics, remote offshore drilling support, ocean towing and transportation and other energy support services.
Shettig is an 18-year Crowley veteran. He began working for the company as a mate on a Seattle-based tugboat, and has held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure, primarily in contract towing and transportation and marine services. He served as Crowley's general manager on major energy logistics projects in Venezuela in the late 1990s, and transferred back to Houston in 2001, where he has directed the company's contract services business ever since.
Shettig has a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.