Crowley has tapped offshore wind expert Mark Coplen to be its vice president of project management for Crowley Wind Services, a new stand-alone business unit for the company, it was announced March 22.
In his new role, Coplen is expected to be a key part in growing the company’s market share in the offshore wind industry, the company said.
Crowley, which launched Wind Services in 2021 after seeing its business grow in that sector, is currently involved in planning for and developing wind terminals in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts.
Coplen brings his longtime experience in the specialized sector, having served as president of offshore wind consulting firm Ventolines and as vice president of AdBm Technologies, which “patented an underwater noise abatement solution for the foundations of fixed-base turbines to reduce impacts on marine life,” according to Crowley.
“Mark has decades of leadership experience in complex operational environments,” Bob Karl, Crowley Wind Services’ senior vice president and general manager said. “As we continue to grow as an industry leader in providing full lifecycle services to our customers, his expertise in driving successful projects with a collaborative approach benefits Crowley Wind Services and our near- and long-term goals.”