A & B Industries
Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
The last meeting of the 1976-77 program year for the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held on April 20, 1977, at which time the Section's past chairmen were honored. During the business meeting, the results of the elections were announced.
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) of Tokyo, Japan, received an order early last September from Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd. to build a 253,923-dwt VLCC which will be equipped with IHI's contrarotating propeller (CRP) system. The ship,
Murray Burns has been named manager, process engineering, in charge of the mechanical and electrical engineering services of the Houston, Texas, office of Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc., according to John W. Owensby, president. The Gretna, La.
Myung-Won Sohn, formerly executive vice president of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd., has been appointed president of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Company, responsible for the management of the world's largest shiprepair yard. He joined HHI in
H. Erich Nietsch has been appointed marketing manager of the Pollution Systems Division of Argo Marine. Mr. Nietsch will be concerned with the worldwide marketing of marine sanitation equipment, oily water separators, oil sorbents (for oil spills), compactors and incinerators.
C.E. Stinnett Jr., president of Austin Marine, Inc., 925 South Loop West, Houston, Texas 77025, an Austin Industries company, announces the appointment of Don McGee as manager, market development. Austin Marine is a contractor for heavy marine construction,
David Titus has joined CF Industries, Inc., Salem Lake Drive, Long Grove, 111. 60047, as manager, seagoing operations, according to R.A. Wilson, vice president, transportation and marine operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Titus will be responsible
E n g e l h a r d I n d u s t r i e s has named Thomas J. Lamb to the position of sales manager, Electromechanical Group, Systems D e p a r t m e n t , for the Eastern Hemisphere. His responsibilities include the administration of the division's
Marine Industries Northwest Incorporated (MINI) recently drydocked the freighter Redfin to install a new bow thruster unit. The 2,800-ton drydock MINI 1, had previously lifted the Redfin's twin sister Yellowfin for a routine drydocking. Installation