Charles W. Gower has been named vice president of engineering for Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., according to an announcement by A1 Zang, president of the shipyard. Mr. Gower joined NABRICO in 1978 as manager of design. He was named director of engineering in 1980,
The New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met in March at the faculty club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following a social hour and dinner, the 100 attending members were greeted by a special guest for the evening, Robert G.
The appointment of Victor Yih- Yung Chen to the position of head of the Scientific Department in the Portsmouth, Virginia Production Division was announced recently by Richard R. Hopkins, assistant vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc., Moorestown, N.
Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., naval architects and engineers, 550 Kearney Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, have announced that Henry A. Olson has joined the staff in the position of project manager. MGA is one of the largest private offices of naval architects in the West.
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.
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.
The Eighth Congress of the Pan-American Institute of Naval Engineering (IPEN) will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Va., September 11-17, 1983. In announcing plans for the meeting, Rear Adm. James W.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, the oldest four-year naval architecture undergraduate institution in the U.S., recently announced receiving a $25,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation, Inc. Institute officials said that the grant will be used
Grant R. Hagen has joined Designers & Planners, Inc. as principal naval architect. The announcement was made recently by Ferd Serim, president of the company. Designers & Planners, Inc. is a firm of naval architects and marine engineers with offices in New York,