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Foss Maritime Welcomes New Vice President for Human Resources


HR veteran brings more than 25 years of experience


SEATTLE, July 28, 2014 -  Foss Maritime announced that Darlene Crowder will join the company in early August as the Vice President for Human Resources. She will be based at the company's corporate office in Seattle, Washington.


Crowder brings over 25 years of experience to the position, having worked extensively in human resources throughout the Seattle area.


Previously the top HR leader at Swedish Medical Group, Crowder oversaw the complete restructuring of all HR processes, positions and technology platforms during a business affiliation between Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services.


Crowder is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and has an Accelerated Implementation Methodology Accreditation. A member of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as the Seattle SHRM chapter, she has worked for several Seattle-area companies and has provided human resources expertise to private employers as an independent consultant.


"We're looking forward to having Darlene on the Foss team," said Paul Stevens, president and CEO of Foss. "Her exceptional experience and qualifications are the perfect fit for the company." 




Founded in 1889, Seattle-based Foss Maritime - which celebrates its 125th year this year - offers a complete range of maritime services and project management to customers across the Pacific Rim, Europe, South America and around the globe. Foss has one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the American West Coast. The company has harbor services and transportation operations in all major U.S. West Coast ports, including the Columbia and Snake River system, Hawaii and Alaska. Foss operates two shipyards and offers worldwide marine transportation, emphasizing safety, environmental responsibility and high-quality service. See www.foss.com for more information.


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