Crowley Maritime Corp. announces that the Jacksonville, Fla.-based outfit has named Ken Black director
of product logistics and engineering.
Black will continue to be based in Jacksonville and report
to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics.
In this new position, Black has oversight for Crowley's
product logistics team, which develops a wide array of logistics solutions for
customers, in addition to managing pricing and vendor relations. He will
maintain his previous responsibilities for the company's supply chain
operations, including the design, development and implementation of custom
supply chain solutions for customers and overseeing the day-to-day operational
aspects of the U.S. distribution and U.S.-to-Puerto Rico less-than-containerload
Black now also manages Crowley's Greg Smith, manager,
"Ken is uniquely qualified for this position as he is
the architect of many of the processes and customer-specific solutions that
Crowley's logistics team currently have in place," said Collar. "Ken
blends his highly developed logistician's expertise with excellent management
skills to be an effective leader of the team."
Black joined Crowley in 2001 as a logistics analyst. From
2003 to 2008, the company says, Black held a variety of roles, including
operations manager and business process manager. Most recently, in 2009, Black
was named director of supply chain operations. He has more than 15 years of
logistics experience with the United States Marine Corps. and other
Black earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer
sciences and information systems from the University of North Florida.