Crowley Maritime Corp. announces
that Cole Cosgrove has assumed the role of vice president of marine operations
for Crowley's liner services groups.
Cosgrove will continue to work out of the company's
Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters while reporting to 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.
In his new position, Cosgrove is responsible for the marine
operations of Crowley's Puerto Rico and Caribbean services fleet of four
vessels serving the Bahamas, the Eastern Caribbean and the Caribbean Basin as
well as the Central American fleet of eight to 10 vessels serving the Dominican
Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador and
Management of these vessels involves everything from
operations, to vessel crewing and training, to identifying and implementing new
technologies for improved overall performance. Cosgrove held a similar role in
2002 for the Puerto Rico and Caribbean services team.
Cosgrove, who most recently held the role of vice president
of the Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental department (SSQE), replaces
Michael Hopkins, who in retirement has transitioned into a part-time role as a
consultant for Crowley.
"Cole helps set the standard for teamwork and
commitment at Crowley and we are proud to work with him," Hourihan said in
a company press statement. "His vast experience in marine operations, safety and
quality make him an ideal fit for the job. And his dedication and perseverance
are impressive attributes that are valuable assets in those who lead
Cosgrove joined Crowley in 1987 as a port captain in the
ship operations group overseeing Crowley's U.S. and foreign-flag vessels and
crews. Since that time, he has served the company in positions of increasing
responsibility including senior port captain, manager of chartering operations
and director of contract operations.
In 2005, Cosgrove was named a general manager and formed the
ship management group to oversee third-party vessel operations. He was promoted
to vice president of marine personnel in 2008 and was named vice president of
SSQE in 2009.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy at Kings Point, and is a licensed Master, Unlimited Tonnage, any ocean.
He received the company's highest honor, the Thomas Crowley Trophy, in 2001.