Francis Larkin Rejoins Crowley as Vice President, Sales and Customer Care
(Jacksonville, Fla.; March 15, 2011) - Frank Larkin has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation as vice president of sales and customer care for the company's liner services and logistics groups. He is domiciled in Jacksonville and reports to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics; John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Latin America services, and John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico and Caribbean services.
Leveraging his commercial background Larkin will lead the domestic and international sales efforts for Crowley's container and breakbulk shipping services in the Caribbean Basin and the company's worldwide logistics services. Charlie Dominguez, vice president of national accounts; Pete Noyer, vice president of business development; and Rob Clapp, vice president of customer care, will report to Larkin.
"We are pleased to have Frank back with us at Crowley," said Tom Crowley, chairman, president and CEO. "He brings to us a wealth of trade knowledge and leadership, which will benefit our customers and our sales and customer care teams."
Larkin previously worked at Crowley from 1988 to 1999, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager of Crowley's South America services. When that business was sold to Hamburg Süd in 1999, Larkin went to work for the company as senior vice president and managing director for North America and served in that capacity until recently.
In his prior role with Hamburg Süd, Larkin was responsible for all commercial activities in North America and trade responsibilities in the U.S. to Latin America theaters. He has 27 years of experience in international transportation, including overseas postings in Brazil and Argentina. He is on the board of directors of both the National Freight Transportation Association, a nationwide organization comprised of importers/exporters, railroads, ocean carriers and ground transportation services, as well as the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as chairman of the trade and investment committee.
Larkin received his Bachelor's in Economics, cum laude, from Boston College and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 119-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container and breakbulk shipping; logistics; contract towing and transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.