Crowley names Daniel Vargas new Vice President of International Business Development, prtnering with Jeffrey de la Combe to enhance Caribbean services
Veteran sales executive in ocean transportation and logistics Daniel Vargas has been appointed vice president of international business development to support the Crowley Maritime Corp. liner and logistics services groups. He will work closely with Crowley's new director of logistics in St. Maarten, Jeffrey de la Combe, to bring supply chain solutions for customers and their cargoes originating outside the U.S.
In the newly created role, Vargas will spearhead the development of both full- and less-than-container load cargo (FCL/LCL) originating from international locations, particularly in Europe and Asia. Vargas, who will be based in Crowley’s Medley office in South Florida, will report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, international liner services.
Vargas has more than a quarter century of sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Crowley, he led Canada and Eastern U.S. sales efforts at SeaLand, part of the Maersk Group. He also oversaw supply chain strategies and helped direct sales at Maersk and its subsidiary Safmarine (Maersk Group) from 1995 to 2007. Vargas previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at SeaFreight Agencies, successfully launching ocean cargo service offerings in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing.
De la Combe, who reports to Crowley Vice President Ken Black in Miami, has more than 20 years of experience in the Caribbean trade lane, working in diverse aspects of the industry. He previously served as an island manager in St. Maarten as well as in operations management, providing expertise to enhance marketing and to develop logistics service. Along with Vargas, he will be a key resource for customers who need to enhance supply chain velocity and reduce landed costs in the Caribbean Basin. De la Combe has a master’s of business administration (MBA) degree in international business from Johnson and Wales University.