Sea-Land Unit Restructured — B a k e r Appointed Vice Chairman And COO
Jackson A. Baker has been promoted to the new position of vice chairman for Sea-Land Service, the principal operating unit of Sea- Land Corporation. He was also named chief operating officer for Sea-Land Service and executive vice president-operations for the parent company.
R. Kenneth Johns will continue as president of Sea-Land Service, and Joseph F. Abely Jr. as chairman and chief executive officer.
Mr. Baker, who has been with Sea-Land for 23 years, was previously group vice president-Atlantic. He will be responsible for operations and marketing for the five major trades served by the containership operator, one of the world's largest.
Other major management changes include: Jack A. Drobnick has been appointed group vice president-North American operations; John P. Clancey has been named group vice president-Pacific; and Wilford W. Middleton Jr.
becomes group vice president-Atlantic. John R. Pyron will continue as executive vice president but will also be responsible for the company's Alaska division and its Americas division; the latter division services Central America and the Caribbean.