The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. heard a paper titled "Steam Propulsion Plant Optimization for Slower Steaming" presented by Chester W. Scott Jr., senior thermal systems engineer at General Electric's Marine Turbine & Gear Department in Lynn,
Garry W. Perkins has joined Seaward International, Inc. of Falls Church, Va., as senior sales engineer. He will be responsible for product selection and recommendation to customers, bid and proposal preparation, government marketing and project management, as well as in-house sales support.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., has announced that Clarence L. (Larry) French has been named president and chief operating officer. Stephen A. Girard, headquartered at Kaiser Center in Oakland, Calif., was named the shipbuilder's
Marathon Marine Engineering Company has named John S. Laird III as manager of engineering and has appointed David R. Lewis to the position of chief structural engineer. The announcement of these two appointments was made by Robert E. Bradbury Jr.
Mackay Communications, Inc., recently announced the promotion of several key employees at its New Orleans, La., and Los Angeles, Calif., depots. Chuck Muller, former West Coast regional supervisor, has been promoted to West Coast regional manager.
Brown & Root, Inc., Houston, Texas, a Halliburton Company, has announced the promotion of two new vice presidents, and the addition of another. Frank A. Akin, formerly manager of Business Development- Marine Services, was promoted to vice president-Business Development, Operations Services.
Edward Forthofer has been named vice president of manufacturing, and Patrick Reardon vice president of engineering for Perry Oceanographies, Inc. of Florida, it was announced by Hap A. Perry, president. Formerly vice president of manufacturing for Pompano Manufacturing, Inc.
A.C. Brown, senior vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, recently announced the following p r o m o t i o n s in the J.J. Henry Company's Moorestown, N.J., office. Robert B. McFadden has been appointed
Peter B. Goetz has been appointed general manager of Electro Dynamic, an Avenel, N.J., facility of the General Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn. He will report to Fritz G. Tovar, vice president-general manager of Electric Boat. Mr.
Reed M. Bailey has joined Selkirk Metalbestos Commercial/Industrial Operations as staff engineer for the Model PS product line. He is working out of the company's Logan, Ohio, headquarters, according to a recent announcement by Daniel P. Jordan, vice president of marketing.