August 16 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted Eric Evans to vice president of strategy, a newly-created position that will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships, including mergers and acquisitions.
Evans, who most recently served as vice president of finance and planning for several of the company's business units, will continue to be based in Crowley's Jacksonville, USA headquarters, reporting to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services, and will have strong functional ties to John Calvin, senior vice president and controller, as well as the finance teams within each of the company's business units. The company's project management organisation, which is focused on analysis and strategy execution, will report to Evans.
"Eric is an ideal candidate to take on this new role at Crowley," said Fox. "He has a thorough understanding of Crowley's strategy, vision and goals, and we are confident he will help us identify, assess and integrate business opportunities to grow the Crowley business portfolio."
Evans joined Crowley in 1987 in Seattle as an accountant and manager of management reporting for 11 years, supporting the West Coast businesses and taking various short-term assignments in Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico. In 1997, he took an assignment as administrative manager in Caracas, Venezuela, for Crowley's oilfield logistics company and was there for two years. Evans moved to Jacksonville to serve as the projects manager and finance director from 1999 to 2001 for Crowley's contract services and international operations, then moved to Seattle in a similar role. He moved back to Jacksonville in 2009 to support Crowley's petroleum services, technical services, and petroleum distribution and marine services business units. He was promoted to his most recent position as vice president of finance and planning in 2010.