Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Steve Demeroutis to vice president of marine operations for its petroleum and chemical transportation group.
Rudy Leming will assume Demeroutis’ former position as vice president of labor relations.
Both Demeroutis and Leming will remain based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Demeroutis joined Crowley in 2007 as director of labor relations, and was later promoted to vice president. Prior to joining Crowley, he served as vice president for United Inland Group of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots.
In his new position, Demeroutis will be responsible for the operation of Crowley's marine petroleum assets including U.S. Jones Act product tankers, ranging from 240,000 to 300,000 barrels, as well as the company’s 17 articulated tug-barges (ATBs), which range from 155,000 to 327,000 barrels and are capable of carrying refined petroleum products and chemicals.
Leming began his career with Crowley in 1984 when the company purchased Delta Lines. He was transferred to port operations at Petty’s Island and worked his way up from maintenance manager to terminal manager to director of port operations. In 2000, Leming was promoted to vice president of operations and in 2006 became vice president for the Caribbean Island services. In 2010, he was named vice president of terminal operations.