Crowley has announced today that retired US Navy Captain, Patrick Keenan, has joined the Titan Salvage team as Director of Operations.
Besides the fact he’s a wicked nice guy, Keenan brings more than 20 years of worldwide, hands-on experience in naval architecture, marine engineering, salvage and marine pollution abatement.
While on active duty in the US Navy, Keenan spent four years as the US Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, and Director of Ocean Engineering in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he taught naval architecture to both graduate and undergraduate students through his three-year tenure as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during which time he served as the institute’s ship design curriculum director.
In his new position, Keenan will report to Managing Director Rich Habib and will be based in the company’s Pompano Beach, Fla., headquarters.
“Patrick is a welcomed addition to the Crowley team,” said Habib. “He is a proven leader with an ability to organize diverse teams while providing continuous communications to stakeholders during all phases of a job. As a well-rounded emergency response and salvage professional, he also brings a wealth of experience in all facets of this challenging industry.”
Keenan’s naval career began at sea in engineering, salvage and diving positions aboard ocean-going tugs before he feverishly worked his way through the ranks to officer in charge of ship repair in Bahrain and commanding officer of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) – a position that had him testing, researching and evaluating diving equipment, human pulmonary function, decompression and thermal stress.