Many significant improvements are claimed for a new line of gear-type speed reducers introduced by the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wise. Essentially the new line, carrying a new "A" Unit designation, combines significantly higher performance with reduced space requirements.
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.
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.
A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects, held aboard the Princess Louise I, heard a paper entitled, "Fiber Optics for Shipboard Applications," by Donald Chambers, senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Anaheim, Calif.
James J. Convy, chairman of the board, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York-headquartered naval architectural firm, has announced the appointment of Robert J. Ford to the position of chief engineer and head of the machinery division in New York. Mr. Ford joined Gibbs & Cox in 1942,
In keeping with their efforts to provide a total coastwide service concept on marine rotating equipment, Steamco II, Inc. recently announced the opening of a new division office in Jacksonville, Fla. The new office will be headed by Douglas Whitney.
L. Arthur Strenkert has 'been appointed sales manager of Smit Nymegen Corporation. The announcement was made by Paul Roos, president. A veteran of many years' experience in sales to the marine industry, Mr. Strenkert most recently served as international
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc. of Houston, naval architects and engineers, specializing in consultation work for a range of offshore and marine transportation related activities, has announced that Fred E. Shumaker has joined the firm as vice president.
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.
The Arnessen Corporation of New Jersey, U.S. representatives of Atlas-Danmark Marine & Offshore, a Division of Atlas-Danmark A/S, reports that they believe Atlas-Danmark has an operating record for one of their freshwater generators. In 1959, an Atlas-Danmark freshwater generator (serial No.