Brett Bennett to Join Crowley Logistics as Senior Vice President and General Manager

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Brett Bennett will join the company Aug. 3 as senior vice president and general manager of Crowley Logistics, the company’s largest business unit with more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

Brett Bennett will lead Crowley Logistics as senior vice president and general manager.

Brett Bennett

We are growing our logistics business and adding new technologies and systems to enhance the customer experience. Brett will bring new perspectives and ideas to help us get where we want to go.

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Brett Bennett will join the company Aug. 3 as senior vice president and general manager of Crowley Logistics, the company’s largest business unit with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. He will report to Ray Fitzgerald, Crowley’s chief operating officer, and work from the corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

Bennett comes to Crowley from Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions where he served as senior vice president and head of global terminals and stevedoring. He has more than 25 years of experience focused on transportation and end-to-end logistics, including a 12-year stint with Damco Distribution Services, Maersk’s logistics arm. While there, he served as chief operating officer-USA and vice president of operations and strategic client management.

“We are very much looking forward to having Brett join our team,” said Fitzgerald. “He is a confident leader who builds and motivates top-caliber teams through periods of substantial growth and change, which is where we are today with our logistics organization. He has demonstrated success guiding revenue growth, cultivating strategic accounts and leading staff to support business development. And, as an operations expert, he is dedicated to finding process and digital solutions for improved efficiency, safety, compliance, and cost-effectiveness.”

“We are growing our logistics business and adding new technologies and systems to enhance the customer experience,” said Tom Crowley, chairman and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation. “Brett will bring new perspectives and ideas to help us get where we want to go.”

Bennett began his career as terminal manager-Pier G for Sea-Land Service (a Maersk company) in Long Beach, Calif. He was later promoted to director-Southern California Marine Terminals for APM Maersk and managing director of APM Terminals in Elizabeth, N.J., before joining Damco. Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C.

Bennett is succeeding Steve Collar, who retired last month after a distinguished 43-year career with Crowley.

About Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics is a singular supply chain division serving more than 12,000 customers and managing more than 1 million shipments annually on a global scale. The group blends company-owned assets and services with its worldwide network of service providers to reduce complexity and add velocity to customers’ supply chains.

About Crowley

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 128-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a logistics supply chain division that includes ocean liner services; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; engineering; project management; and naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on global government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

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