In his new position, Sweeney will continue to promote and develop the safety culture of Crowley's west coast operations including the company's extensive footprint in the Alaska marine and petroleum services industry.
"Alex has proven his leadership skills within Crowley again and again," said Nalen. "He is passionate about the company's operations having participated in many facets and understands the unwavering need for safety in everything we do. This position will allow him to bring his years of experience and safety focus to the forefront and help others within the company to embrace the same safety mindset."
Sweeney joined Crowley in 1980 and has over 25 years experience in marine operations for Crowley on the east and west coasts. In 1995 he was promoted to director of Atlantic operations and in 1999 was relocated to Valdez and promoted to general manager, Valdez services. A year later, he was named vice president of the Valdez operation. He also served as vice president, marine operations. Sweeney is a past recipient of the Thomas Crowley Trophy, Crowley's highest honor. He earned his undergraduate degree from City University in Seattle and completed his MBA in 1995.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in 1892, is primarily a family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of four operating lines of business: Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services and Marine Services. Other services provided within these business lines include contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales.
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