Celebrity Cruises Names Purdy Senior Vice President of Operations
Celebrity Cruises promoted Gregory Purdy to the position of senior vice president of operations. Previously vice president of marine operations, Purdy now will also oversee Celebrity’s hotel operations, including entertainment, food and beverage, housekeeping, casino, AquaSpa/fitness and retail operations.
Purdy joined sister line Royal Caribbean International in 2001 to manage its safety training program. His responsibilities grew to encompass the company’s safety and environmental programs; development of comprehensive fleet quality assurance systems; and coordination with authorities for numerous aspects of Celebrity’s Solstice-class ships.
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