Crowley Promotes Coulston Van Gundy to Vice President of Construction and Engineering
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) – Crowley has appointed Coulston Van Gundy as vice president of construction and engineering. He will lead the company’s vessel design and engineering, construction management and project engineering with an expanded emphasis on growth and innovation.
With more than 15 years of experience, Van Gundy has played an integral role in advancing Crowley’s growing engineering and design services in maritime and offshore wind services to elevate alternative energy as a transportation solution. He has been in both vessel- and shore-based operational roles in engineering and led maritime development, construction and maintenance services as well as served as an engineering leader for vessel operations.
Most recently, Van Gundy was instrumental in the design of the all-electric tugboat platform to be used first in the U.S., the eWolf, Crowley’s zero-emission ship assist tug currently under construction.
“Coulston’s leadership, teamwork and expertise will continue to propel Crowley toward innovative solutions for both internal and external clients to reach our strategic growth goals, especially developing and executing services supporting sustainability in the maritime and energy spaces,” said Matt Yacavone, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Shipping. “In his new role, Coulston will help Crowley be better positioned to provide leading-edge solutions for the developing needs of our customers.”
Van Gundy holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a U.S. Coast Guard license from the California Maritime Academy, where he also later earned a master’s degree in transportation and engineering management in 2016. Van Gundy holds a Project Management Professional credential and maintains his U.S. Coast Guard engineering license. He will remain based in Seattle, reporting to Yacavone.
Crowley is a privately held, U.S.-owned and -operated maritime, energy and logistics solutions company serving commercial and government sectors with more than $2.5 billion in annual revenues, over 160 vessels mostly in the Jones Act fleet and approximately 6,300 employees around the world – employing more U.S. mariners than any other company. The Crowley enterprise has invested more than $3 billion in maritime transport, which is the backbone of global trade and the global economy. As a global ship owner-operator and services provider with more than 130 years of innovation and a commitment to sustainability, the company serves customers in 35 nations and island territories through four business units: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Shipping, Crowley Solutions and Crowley Fuels. Additional information about Crowley, its business units and subsidiaries can be found at www.crowley.com