Ned A. Smith has been elected vice president-financial planning and administration for American Steamship Company, Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement was made by Thomas W. Burke, president of American Steamship. Mr. Smith joined American Steamship in 1975 as controller.
Kenneth J. McGuckin, Taneytown, Md., has been promoted to the position of vice president of the Engineered Pump Division of Worthington Pump Corporation. He will be responsible for the operations of both the Harrison, N.J., and Taneytown manufacturing and marketing operations.
With visiting dignitaries present, St. Louis Ship recently laid the keel for the first of two towboats f o r Peavey Company of Minneapolis. The 6,000-bhp towboats, 170 feet by 45 f e e t by 11 feet, will push grain barges between Cairo, 111., and New Orleans.
Levingston Shipbuilding Company recently launched the motor vessel Pride of Texas at its Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 36,000-dwt dry bulk carrier was christened by Mrs. Valerie Nemirow, wife of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs Samuel B.
Philip J. Burguieres has been elected chairman of the board of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) for 1984-85. He is president and chief operating officer of Cameron Iron Works, Inc. of Houston. With 425 member companies, NOIA is
Grand Bahama Shipyard has received ISO 9001 accreditation from the international certification body, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd. Mr. Graham Brown, Vice President of Lloyd's Register North America Inc. presented the certificate of approval
F o u r new 35,000-deadweightton petroleum product tankers have been ordered by Chevron Transport Corporation, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of California, for service in the company's international trades. The diesel-powered vessels will
Grow Group, Inc. of New York, N.Y., recently announced the merger of Devoe Marine Coatings Co. Division and Devoe Napko Protective Coatings Division. The new company will be known as Devoe Coatings Company. In making the announcement at a meeting of 150 Devoe sales representatives, Joseph M.
The board of directors of National Steel and S h i p b u i l d i ng Company (NASSCO) has elected Fred N. Hallett to the new position of vice president-finance and treasurer, reporting to NASSCO president C. Larry French Mr. Hallett comes to NASSCO f r om Risi Industries, Inc.
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,