Crowley names VP of project management for wind services

Written by Marine Log Staff
Crowley Wind Services VP

Mark Coplen, VP project management, Crowley Wind Services

Mark Coplen has been named as vice president of project management for Crowley Wind Services. In this role, he will expand the business unit’s project management capabilities to support customers in its offering of engineering, procurement and construction management for the offshore wind market.

Coplen joins Crowley with extensive expertise in the sustainable energy sector leading offshore wind services, operations and technology. He previously served as president of Ventolines US, an offshore wind consulting company, and as vice president of AdBm Technologies, a company that patented an underwater noise abatement solution for the foundations of fixed-base turbines to reduce impacts on marine life.

“Mark has decades of leadership experience in complex operational environments,” said Bob Karl, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley Wind Services. “As we continue to grow as an industry leader in providing full lifecycle services to our customers, his expertise in driving successful projects with a collaborative approach benefits Crowley Wind Services, and our near- and long-term goals.”

Crowley is underway with development and planning for wind terminals in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts. In addition, the company’s CREST Wind joint venture with Esvagt recently announced the construction of a service operations vessel for Coastal Virginia’s major wind energy project, in addition to Crowley providing feedering vessel services and other supply chain solutions. The company’s growth in wind energy solutions led to the launch of Wind Services as a stand-alone business unit in 2021.

A former U.S. Army colonel, Coplen is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He holds a master’s in business administration from the Texas McCombs School of Business.

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