J. Erik Hvide has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Hvide Shipping Incorporated and its affiliates. He joined the Fort Lauderdale-based company in 1973 after gaining experience in dry cargo and tanker ship operations, both in the U.
Lucian Q. Moffitt, Inc. of Akron, Ohio, a leading distributor of marine bearings, has named National Marine Enterprises, Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif., as manufacturer's representative serving Texas, according to Claire A. Drach, president of Moffitt.
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,
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
Following the recent appointment of Robert Smith as managing director, Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. (HUD) has announced executive management changes. Y.C. Chiu, who has been with HUD since 1950, has been appointed commercial manager of the dockyard.
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.
The following organization changes and personnel appointments have been announced by H.I. Goodman, president of Gulf Trading & Transportation (GT& T) Company, a division of Gulf Oil Corporation. Named vice presidents in GT& T's Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Institute of Marine Engineers, in association with the International Center for Shipping, Trade and Finance of the City University Busi- ness School, has announced that IMAS '92, the seventh International Maritime and Shipping Conference is to be held in Cyprus November 11- 13, 1992.
FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division, Portland, Ore., recently delivered the ice-strengthened barge Arctic Endeavor to Crowley Maritime Corporation. At Crowley Maritime's request, FMC accelerated its production schedule by 10 days,
NKF Engineering, Inc. of Reston, Va., recently acquired two small companies to expand its capabilities in serving U.S. government and commercial clients. The firm has purchased the Marine Engineering and Design Division of Halifax Engineering of Norfolk.