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Captain Alex Sweeney Joins Crowley’s Solutions Group as Vice President, Project Operations

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska; October 1, 2012) – Captain Alex Sweeney has joined Crowley’s solutions group as vice president, project operations. Sweeney, who most recently served as vice president of operations for Crowley’s petroleum distribution group in Alaska, will remain in Anchorage and report to Michael Johnson, vice president, project management.

In his new role, Sweeney will be responsible for the planning, coordination and management of select solutions projects. He will also assist the solutions business development team in pursuing project opportunities. 

Sweeney began his career with Crowley in 1980, working on tugboats, and his experience spans across all sectors of the maritime industry. In particular, his experience working in remote locations and the Arctic will be an invaluable asset to the solutions team.

“We are excited to have Captain Sweeney as a part of our project management organization,” said Craig Tornga, vice president, solutions. “He brings great experience to our team, especially his quality management practices which complements our project management processes and our customers project goals.”

Crowley's solutions group is a Project Management Organization (PMOrg) providing marine solutions as a prime contractor for the energy and resource extraction industries. This specialized team, which has a Project Management Office (PMO) in Houston, Texas, provides turnkey marine solutions through the company's diverse capabilities, assets and world-class project management skills. Solutions allows Crowley to provide greater value to customers with multifaceted marine and offshore construction-related projects.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 120-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project 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 shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and 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.

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