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,
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.
Wilfred J. Galatas has been appointed vice president and assistant plant superintendent, and Ernest M. Graham has been named assistant to the president at Southern Shipbuilding Corporation, Slidell, La. Mr. Galatas has been with SSC since 1972, serving in sales and as repair superintendent.
James J. Henry, chairman of the board of the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., New York, N.Y., has been elected to the Norshipco board of directors. The announcement was made recently by John L. Roper 2nd, Norshipco board chairman. A graduate of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Mr.
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
Manfred G. Krutein has announced the opening of an otfice as a consultant to private industry and the government in ocean mining and naval architecture. Mr. Krutein previously was with Global Marine Development Inc. as manager—ocean mining technology.
Flume Stabilization Systems, a division of John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., has announced the appointment of Peter C. Maschke as sales manager of the division. Mr. Maschke's responsibilities will include sales of the Flume and Elektrofin Roll Stabilization Systems,
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.
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.
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,