Crane Worldwide Logistics announced today that John David Thomas has been appointed to Regional Vice President, South-Central Region in the Americas.

The South Central region covers Crane Worldwide’s expansive headquarters in Houston as well as Central and West Texas, Louisiana, and the U.S./Mexico border.

John David, known as JD with clients and throughout the business, first joined Crane Worldwide Logistics on the Leadership Development Program in 2009, shortly after the company was founded.

John David Thomas
John David Thomas

The Leadership Development Program provides management and logistics leadership capabilities to graduates entering the industry. Investing and developing talent from the onset by providing a range of opportunities to learn the logistics business from an operational and strategic level helps create future leaders at Crane Worldwide.

During his twelve years at Crane Worldwide, JD has held multiple positions within the organization and was instrumental in Houston’s success and growth during his most recent role as District Director of Houston, Texas.

Also, JD significantly contributed to expanding Crane Worldwide’s U.S./Mexico border presence through successful operations in Laredo, Texas.

Based in the world’s energy capital, JD has seen many ups and downs, but the COVID-19 pandemic presented a new set of challenges. “As a logistics provider, we have due diligence to do our part to support the needs of the communities we serve. I asked each business leader to help their communities during the pandemic. JD made this a priority by acting with a keen sense of urgency to develop strategic solutions to broaden Crane Worldwide’s life sciences vertical,” commented Keith Winters, CEO at Crane Worldwide Logistics.

JD focused on building relationships with medical professionals in Houston to understand the urgent needs. As a result, Crane Worldwide was able to source and deliver personal protective equipment and medical supplies to provide essential support to hospitals throughout Texas and health care facilities throughout the world.

“We are delighted to share this announcement of JD’s promotion to Regional Vice President. Since joining the business on the Leadership Development Program, JD has established himself as a widely respected leader within our organization and externally supporting a vast range of clients with outstanding service. He is a veritable asset to Crane Worldwide Logistics and our clients, and I know he is capable of taking our business to the next level in the South-Central Region,” adds Winters.