Crowley Maritime has expanded its vessel design services with the strategic integration of the Seattle-based marine interior design company JE Russell Consulting, Crowley announced Sept. 1.
The addition is expected to enable Crowley’s engineering services group to add the capability to complement vessels’ existing designs with interior designs, consulting and other service offerings.
“With the addition of the JE Russell team, Crowley’s established leadership role in diverse and innovative vessel design, naval architecture and construction management grows,” said in a statement. “This newly embedded synergy provides enhanced solutions from the beginning for customers seeking high performance, sustainable vessels with thoughtful, functionally designed interiors that offer modern, increased comfort and privacy within crew accommodations of the vessel design process.”
“Crowley’s addition of the JE Russell Consulting team provides our engineering services group with an important resource to offer comprehensive design services to our customers,” Crowley Engineering Services Vice President Coulston Van Gundy said. “As we continue to develop and expand our alternative energy and technological innovations for vessels, we’re taking a holistic approach to all projects and incorporate sustainable, forward-thinking, interior design solutions to our offerings.”
JE Russell’s design team has more than 20 years of experience of marine operations and specializes in the interior design strategy of workboats and passenger vessels alike. The company’s firm principal, Jayne Russell, has joined Crowley as director of business development for interior design.
“We are passionate about creating thoughtful, interiors for guests and crew,” Russell said. “We are thrilled to join forces with Crowley, a company we have always admired and whose commitment to innovation and sustainability perfectly aligns with how we have run our business.”