Richard M. Currence Named President Pott Offshore Division

Pott Industries Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., has announced that Richard M. Currepce has been named president and chief executive officer of Pott's Offshore Marine Services Division headquartered in New Orleans, La. Mr. Currence succeeds Vern E. Easterling, who assumes the position of chairman. Mr. Currence joined Pott's Offshore Marine Services Division in 1973 and recently, for a period of more than two years, was manager of its North Sea and European Operations. He is a graduate of Tulane University Law School. Pott also announced that M.

Lavell Isbell had been named senior vice president-marketing, and William H. Sewell Jr. senior vice president-operations of its Offshore Marine Services Division.

Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation and DeFelice Marine Contractors, Inc. are the principal operating companies of Pott's Offshore Marine Services Division. This division owns and operates a fleet of approximately 85 vessels which serve the offshore petroleum industry on a worldwide basis.

Pott Industries Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural Gas Corporation.

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