Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1.
Fitzgerald previously worked for Crowley from 1987 to 2000, where he held a number of commercial roles within the company’s liner services group. He then joined Wallenius Wilhelmsen and served in a variety of senior leadership positions, including president and chief operating officer of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions and chairman of American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC).
In his new role at Crowley, Fitzgerald will lead a team of four senior vice presidents and general managers: Rocky Smith, Crowley Fuels; Rob Grune, Crowley Shipping; Steve Collar, Crowley Logistics; and Shiju Zacharia, Crowley Solutions.
He will based at the company’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida and report to Tom Crowley, company chairman and ceo.