Crowley Maritime Corp. announces the promotion of Jose “Pache” Ayala to vice president, Puerto Rico.
Ayala will remain in San Juan, and will now report to John Douglass,
senior vice president and general manager of Puerto Rico and Caribbean
In his new role, Ayala will oversee all liner
operations on the island, provide support for local sales
management, and work to enhance Crowley’s service offerings, the Jacksonville,
Fla.-based company says. He will also act as the primary company representative
when dealing with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, government officials,
shipping associations and major customer accounts in the region.
“Pache has made great strides managing costs, forming an
extremely efficient management team and building an outstanding rapport with
customers,” says Douglass in a company press release. “His experience and
determination to streamline operations and find the best solutions for
customers have helped improve the company’s responsiveness and services in
Puerto Rico, and will only continue driving operational excellence.”
Prior to his promotion, Ayala had been general manager of
the company’s Puerto Rico liner operations, directing port operations,
equipment control, information technology, and materials management, as well as
carrying out financial and administrative duties. He joined Crowley in 2009 as
an intermodal manager in Jacksonville, and prior to that, had spent 12 years
with Crowley in the late 1980s-’90s in barge operations.
“I look forward to working with everyone on the Crowley team
to take our operations to the next level, create more growth opportunities and
expand our capabilities and offerings for our customers,” Ayala says.