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
Some 70 members and guests attended the recent meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held at the Engineer's Club in Philadelphia. Following opening announcements by section chairman K. Gyswyt,
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.
The promotion, effective March 1, of Robert S. Newcomb to treasurer of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding operations was announced by Robert C. Wilkins, corporate treasurer. Mr. Newcomb is currently credit manager of shipbuilding operations, with offices in New York City.
Halliburton Company and its subsidiary Brown & Root, Inc., P.O. Box 3, Houston, Texas 77001, has announced that Thomas J. Feehan, formerly Group vice president, has been named president and chief executive officer of Brown & Root. Mr. Feehan also was
C.E. Stinnett Jr., president of Austin Marine, Inc., 925 South Loop West, Houston, Texas 77025, an Austin Industries company, announces the appointment of Don McGee as manager, market development. Austin Marine is a contractor for heavy marine construction,
Frank W. McBee Jr., chairman and president of Tracor, Inc., has announced the election of Walter A. Clements as group vice president of Tracor Components. Mr. Clements, also president of Littelfuse, Inc., a Tracor subsidiary in Des Plaines, 111.
Gordon R. White has announced the forming of a new company, Bulk Handling Associates, in which he will function as president. The new company's activity will focus on the bulk materials handling needs of the marine industry and the pulp and paper industry.
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.
Dr. Irene Carswell Peden, an educator, radio scientist, and leader in an effort to involve women in professional engineering careers, has become the first woman to be named to the Advisory- Board at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.