W.L. (Lynn) Nelson, managing director of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd., has retired after 33 years of service with that company. Succeeding him as managing director is Derek C. Denyer, who was appointed to the board of directors of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd.
Ward Fuller, executive vice president of American Steamship Company, Buffalo, N.Y., has been given the additional responsibility of chief operating officer, it was announced recently by Thomas W. Burke, president and chief executive officer of the GATX subsidiary company.
James R. Kelly, director of the Delaware River Port Authority's World Trade Division and a past president of the North Atlantic Ports Association, has been named to succeed executive director William W. Watkin Jr. as head of the bistate agency.
Bjorn Ahlstrom, president and chief executive officer of Volvo North American Corporation, has announced the appointment of Robert Bridge as president and chief executive officer of Volvo Penta of America. Headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., VPA
American Export Lines, Inc. has announced that it had entered into agreements for the sale of its passenger vessels Constitution and Independence to Atlantic Far East Lines, Inc. The sales price for the Constitution is $2,500,000, and the net
Nick Yamazaki, formerly vice president and chief operating officer of Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America, Teterboro, N.J., has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. Mr. Yamazaki replaces Takashi Fuji, Sumitomo Machinery president for the past two years,
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. named Jack Williams president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. In his new role, Williams, previously president of Royal Caribbean International, will manage the day-to-day operations of both cruise lines.
Richard Palk has been elected president of American Trading Transportation Company, Inc., according to an announcement made by that New York City-based shipping company. Mr. Palk, who had been vice president and general manager, will now serve as chief executive officer.
American President Lines of Oakland, Calif., has announced the appointment of W.B. Hubbard to the newly created posit ion of senior vice president-operations strategy. Succeeding him as senior vice president- operations is Lorenz P. Robinson, who
W.J. Amoss Jr., president and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., has been elected chairman of the Council of American-Flag Ship Operators (CASO). Mr. Amoss succeeds W. Bruce Seaton of American President Lines, Ltd., as chairman.