Captain Rich Habib takes helm at Titan Salvage

Captain Rich Habib has been appointed vice president of Crowley Maritime Corporation's Titan Salvage subsidiary with responsibility for the company's overall performance, including operations, administration, finance and commercial activities. He is domiciled at Titan's headquarters in Pompano Beach, Fla., and reports to Todd Busch, Crowley Maritime Corporation's senior vice president and general manager of technical services.

"I am very pleased to welcome Rich back to Titan," said Mr.Busch. "He began as one of our jack-up barge superintendents and then became a salvage master. Later he was Titan's senior salvage master and director of salvage. Needless to say he brings a wealth of experience to his new position, which will serve our clients around the world very well."

Captain Habib is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He served in various posts including commanding officer of a patrol boat and rescue station. Exchanged to the U.S. Navy, he served a tour aboard a frigate. After leaving the Coast Guard in 1984, he worked in the oil field aboard supply boats and later specialized in the international tramp heavy lift trade aboard Dock Express and Van Ommeren vessels where he sailed as master and was a project manager.

He holds a BS degree in physical oceanography, an unlimited master's license and is a regular member of the Council of American Master Mariners.

Dan Schwall, who previously served as Titan's vice president, is nowleading the business development, sales and marketing efforts of Crowley's new solutions group, which brings together a host of disciplines, including marine contract services, engineering, naval architecture, project management and logistics, to deliver customized solutions for customers.

February 9, 2011