Twin Disc, Incorporated of Racine, Wis., has announced the formation of a task force to market the MGN-Z line of marine transmissions throughout North America. This line of marine products, for diesel engines rated 634 to 3,671 kw (850 to 4,850 hp),
John Philip Holland was an Irish schoolteacher who immigrated to the United States in 1873 to pursue his passion: the design of the world's first practical submarine. Although never formally trained as an engineer, Holland realized his dream on May 17,
Bob Pope, president of Woodward Governor Company, has announced the appointment of Pete Gomm as general manager of the Engine and Turbine Controls Division in Fort Collins, Colo. Mr. Gomm moved into his new post following the retirement of Norm Alvis,
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,
Joseph T. Kearney has been named assistant vice president, engineering by I n t e r n a t i o n al Ocean T r a n s p o r t Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa., and affiliated companies Grand Bassa Tankers, Inc. and Interocean Management Corp. He will be based in their Philadelphia home office.
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.
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