The appointment of Geoffrey VV. Hands as president and chief operating officer of Worthington Compressors, Inc., Holyoke, Mass., effective January 1,1979, has been announced. Mr. Hands, presently president of Worthington-Turbodyne International, Inc.
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.
Todd Shipyards Corporation has been awarded contracts by the U.S. Navy Department to build six guided missile frigates, FFG-7 Class, of which four will be delivered to the U.S. Navy and two will be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy. These
Three new vice presidents were elected at Halter Marine, Inc. recently, and three other executives were elevated to new positions according to Floyd J. Naquin, president of the New Orleans company. The new vice presidents are: Sidney C. Mizell,
R.E. Howson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of McDermott International, Inc., recently announced the formation of an executive operating committee. Mr. Howson said the committee has two major goals: to make the company more
Great Britain's energy minister, Tony Wedgwood Benn, has announced the conditional award of offshore oil production licenses for 44 blocks to 65 oil companies. The offshore blocks are in the seas on all sides of Britain. They involve approximately 18,
Lavino Shipping Company, Philadelphia, Pa., announced recently that it had been purchased from E.J. Lavino and Company, its corporate parent, by an investment group represented by the shipping company's current management. F.H. Muldoon, president of Lavino Shipping Company,
Thomas B. Crowley, chairman and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC), recently announced the formal withdrawal of the company's application to the U.S. Maritime Administration for $450 million in ship financing mortgage guarantees. This action
Mr. Lawson will be succeeded as president by John M. Stenstrom, who has been Norsk's vice president and operating manager since 1982. W. Scott MacKinnon has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer; he was formerly secretary/treasurer.
Earle W. Pitt, president of The Foxboro Company, Foxboro, Mass. 02035, was elected chairman of the board of directors at the board's first meeting of the year 1977. He succeeds Ralph Hayden, who retired in December, and also stepped down as a director.