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Strategic Value Adding Purchasing

An effective purchasing strategy is at the core of successful purchasing departments. Strategies that offer total value to an organization should be the goal of all purchasing organizations. Purchasing professionals around the world are always

 

Santa Fe Engineering Names Billy Ennis VP

Billy M. Ennis has been promoted to vice president of Santa Fe Engineering & Construction Co., and assigned to company headquarters in Orange, Calif., as operations manager-marine construction. For the past five years, Mr. Ennis was assigned

Oil Mop Elects Smith Vice President

Frederick L. Smith has been elected vice president of Oil Mop, Inc., it was announced by Kelvin J. Smythe, president and chief executive officer of the Belle Chasse, La.-based manufacturer of pollution control equipment. Mr. Smith graduated from

E-Utopia?

Analysts, pundits, skeptics and just about anyone with a two-bit opinion have voiced their thoughts — informed and otherwise — as to the potential effects that the surge in "e-commerce" solutions will have on the transportation community at large.

Woodward Governor Forms International Operations Division

Woodward Governor Company's president, Mark Leum, announced that vice president Peter Gomm, former general manager of the company's Engine and Turbine Controls Division, has been appointed general manager of the company's newly formed International Operations Division.

C r o s b y G r o u p A n n o u n c es P r o m o t i o n s O f Sales A nd O p e r a t i o n s Executives

The Crosby Group, Inc., a subsidiary of American Hoist and Derrick of St. Paul, Minn., recently announced that Richard Sked, formerly vice president, sales, has been promoted to vice president, sales planning and administration. In this position, Mr.

Houston Systems Reports Executive Realignment

The Board of Directors for Houston Systems Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, in an executive realignment, has announced the election of the following officers: Robert B. Taylor, executive vice president; John C.H. Chan, P.E. (Ca.), CMfgE.

Johnson & Towers Named Distributor For John Deere Diesels

Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel power specialist with operations in Mount Laurel, N.J. and Baltimore, Md., has been selected by Detroit Diesel Allison and John Deere in their joint "New Force" program to distribute the John Deere 14-model line of four-cycle (50-250 hp) diesel engines,

Richard Palk Elected President Of American Trading Transportation

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.

Delta Queen Makes A Comeback

Following the decision to enter into bankruptcy this past October, American Classic Voyages has agreed to sell two of steamboats — Delta Queen and Mississippi to Chicago-based investment firm Waveland Investments LLC for $3.75 million. The company,

 
 
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