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.
Largest Vessel Delivered To Date By Washington Yard The 232-foot, 1,600-passenger M/V Star of Honolulu, the largest, heaviest vessel ever built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, was recently delivered by the firm's Whidbey Island, Wash., yard to operator, Paradise Cruise Ltd.
Oglebay Norton Company's giant new Great Lakes vessel, the 1,000-foot Columbia Star, was christened recently at Sturgeon, Bay, Wise. The vessel's sponsor was Mrs. John J. Dwyer, wife of the president of Oglebay Norton. The ceremonies officially named the former Hull No.
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,
Henry J. Somerville has been appointed Director of Equipment Business Development for the newly-formed Corporate Business Development Group of Foster Wheeler Corporation. The group will direct Foster Wheeler's continued expansion into new fields of endeavor.
The 333-passenger ferry W.L. Callahan was recently delivered by Hydraulic Fishing Supply, Inc., Anacortes, Wash., to the State of Washington. The vessel was designed, built and delivered in a specified contract period of 168 days. Naval architects
Marine Industries Northwest Incorporated (MINI) recently drydocked the freighter Redfin to install a new bow thruster unit. The 2,800-ton drydock MINI 1, had previously lifted the Redfin's twin sister Yellowfin for a routine drydocking. Installation
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.
Donald J. Noonan has been named manager of marketing for the Marine and Industrial Products Department of General Electric's Aircraft Engine Group. In announcing Mr. Noonan's appointment, O.R. Bonner, general manager, said that Mr. Noonan will
Howard H. Hemphill has joined Schnitzer-Levin Marine Company in San Francisco, Calif., as manager of marine service, according to Wallace Z. Levin, general manager of the firm. Mr. Hemphill is owner of Earthwide Marine Service, and formerly a