Aiming to provide a more personalized interface for customers in need of tugs, barges and offshore project services in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally, Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Jonathan Zier manager of business development in Houston.
In his career, Zier has served customers in heavy lift, LNG and other specialized transport services from a variety of management positions. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Zier will assist customers globally with marine transportation projects such as sealifts and beach-landings, as well as offshore and coastal towing and installation of rigs, spars and other structures. He will also be responsible for providing solutions for alternative energy projects such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, offshore wind power generation, and other projects requiring offshore or coastal equipment and expertise.
Zier will report to Johan Sperling, vice president of marine services in the Crowley Shipping group. That business unit provides domestic petroleum transportation, commercial ship management, ship assist and tanker escort services, and marine logistics (tug, barge and project) services.
“We are really pleased to have Jonathan aboard,” said Sperling. “Our customers will find him very knowledgeable and helpful as they seek high-performance solutions to their offshore challenges both in the Gulf and in other areas of development around the world.”
Crowley’s offshore services fleet features high-bollard pull towing capabilities and dynamic positioning power to transport oversized, complex and unusual cargoes anywhere in the world.