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Crowley Maritime has appointed Ira Douglas as its vice president of labour relations.
Mr Douglas takes the role having previously served as the department’s director, having joined Crowley as a marine recruiter in 2006.
Two years later he was appointed manager of marine recruiting and development. In 2009 he stepped up to a senior position, first as director of the personnel team before going on to take up the directorship of labour relations in 2017.
Vice chairman Bill Panella said: “Ira has diverse experience serving at sea, as well as, directing services involving the 3,000 mariners who ably operate our vessels and those of our customers. His leadership will help us continue to provide innovative, reliable and safe services.”
Prior to joining Crowley, Mr Douglas served as third and second assistant engineer across various US-flagged vessels, having graduated the US Merchant Marine Academy in 2003.
He described the labour relations team as an industry leader.
“For example, we’ve taken a leadership role in the development of the Navigation Skills Assessment Program to enhance mariners’ capabilities,” said Mr Douglas.
“I am excited to continue advancing initiatives with our strategic union partners that will continue to provide thought leadership within the industry and best serve our customers.”
He replaces Rudy Leming Jr, who has become VP for operations and integration at Crowley.
Mr Leming will be responsible for overseeing the now integrated liner-logistics business, including supply chain services in the international and US markets.
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