The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine
S.G. (Gus) Dever has been named vice president of Colmac Coil Manufacturing by Roger Mc- Millan, president of Colmac Industries, Inc. Colmac Coil Manufacturing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colmac Industries and is a major manufacturer of heating and refrigeration coils.
ORBA Corporation has announced that Edward R. Robertson has been promoted to the position of director of engineering and construction. In his new position, Mr. Robertson will be responsible for ORBA's engineering and construction activities. Mr.
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, the Bronx, N.Y., was co-sponsor with The Society of Marine Port Engineers, New York, N.Y., Inc., at the 25th Annual Fort Schuyler Forum held at the college in March. The
A technical s y m p o s i um on ships' propellers will be held on May 24 and 25, 1978, at the Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach, Va. Entitled "Propellers '78," the symposium is to be jointly sponsored by Technical and Research Panel M-16 (Modernization
The retirement of Sydney Swan, vice president in charge of operations, was announced by Robert T. Young, chairman and president of the American Bureau of Shipping, effective December 31, 1973. His duties will be assumed by William N. Johnston, assistant to chairman.
The Flagship Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its first meeting of the 1977-78 technical program year at the Officers' Club of the National Naval Medical Hospital, Bethesda, Md. Following the social hour and dinner, which
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., naval architects and engineers, 550 Kearney Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, have announced that Henry A. Olson has joined the staff in the position of project manager. MGA is one of the largest private offices of naval architects in the West.
Flume Stabilization Systems, a division of John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., has announced the appointment of Peter C. Maschke as sales manager of the division. Mr. Maschke's responsibilities will include sales of the Flume and Elektrofin Roll Stabilization Systems,
Eugene K. Pentimonti has been named vice president, Engineering at American President Lines, Ltd., Oakland, Calif. His responsibilities include overseeing all engineering design and construction of vessels, f a c i l i t i e s and equipment. The announcement was made by Henry Kozlowski,