Edward J. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently announced five executive appointments which became effective on January 1. The appointments were: William P. Fricks, formerly vice president,
John Biancamano recently joined SPD Technologies as manager- international marketing. In his new position he will be responsible for all international marketing and program development on behalf of SPD's line of military circuit breakers, switchgear and battery monitoring systems.
Dreco, Inc., a Houston-based oilfield equipment and s e r v i ce company, has announced the formation of Dreco Technologies Incorporated (DRETECH), a wholly owned Dreco company. W.I). Frame, general manager of U.S. Operations for Dreco, made the announcement.
The Galveston Office of Designers & Planners, Inc. has been redesignated as the Gulf Coast Office, and has been relocated in Dickinson, Texas, midway between Galveston and Houston. Monroe Levy, vice president and manager of the Galveston Office, retired from D&P on December 31, 1980.
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,
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.
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.
Blair M. Kerr, long identified in a management capacity with IMODCO, the pioneer offshore marine terminal company, has been named to the newly created position of vice president-business development. He was m a n a g i n g d i r e c t o r - IMODCO Limited,
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc. (JJMA), naval architects, marine engineers and transportation consultants of New York, recently installed an AUTO-TROL AD/380 Interactive Graphics System in its detail design office located in Newport News, Va.
R.K. Richie, president and chief operating officer of the McDermott Operating Unit of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., recently announced a management realignment. In announcing the restructuring of the unit into five major areas of responsibility, Mr.