F. Robert Black, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Moran Transportation Industries, Inc., announces the relocation of his office to Houston, where he will be directing the majority of his attention to strategic affairs and corporate expansion to Los Angeles and New Orleans.
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.
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.
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
George Gregory, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Products Research and Chemical C o r p o r a t i o n (PRC), Glendale, Calif., has announced that Dean M. Willard is elected president and chief operating officer. Mr. Willard,
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.
Edward W. Hahn, treasurer, has been elected a vice president of Moore McCormack Lines, Incorporated, it was announced by Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive officer. Moore Mc- Cormack Lines is the ocean shipping subsidiary of Moore McCormack Resources, Inc.
The promotion of Larry A. Augsburger to vice president-administration was announced recently by Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production, a major operating unit of Tenneco Inc. John W. Sylvester Jr. was named to succeed Mr. Augsburger as director of employee relations.
Ralph B. Ablon, chairman of Ogden Corporation, has announced that Ogden recently completed the sale of Avondale Industries, Inc. common stock to the Avondale Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), in accordance with the plan announced in July this year.
An agreement to build in Saudi Arabia the world's largest lubricating oil refinery was signed in Riyadh recently by representatives of the General Petroleum and Minerals Organization (Petromin)— the Saudi Arabian state oil agency — and wholly