Louis L. Frierson has been elected president and chief executive officer of George Engine Company, Inc. (GECO). Mr. Frierson will continue as chairman of the board of GECO, a position he has held for the past two years. H.F. Colby, whom Mr. Frierson succeeds,
This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
Z.J. Papazissimos has been named vice president and controller for Sperry Corporation's Electronic Systems operations, headquartered in Great Neck, N.Y. In his new position, Mr. Papazissimos will be responsible f o r directing all financial and
Michael M. Scheidt has been promoted to vice president-marketing and sales of American Steamship Company (ASC), Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement was made by ASC's senior vice president, Ned A. Smith. Mr. Scheidt will be actively involved with the
Ruddie E. Irizarry has been named deputy executive director of the Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Authority, it was announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by PRMSA's executive director Roberto Lugo D'Acosta. Mr. Irizarry becomes PRMSA's second highest official,
CDI Marine Company, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based supplier of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Design to private and naval shipyards has announced changes in its executive management structure. The regional management concept under which
C. Thomas Faulders III was recently named Comsat Corp. vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Faulders will succeed Robert J. Perry, who will remain a Comsat Corp. vice president and senior advisor. As Comsat Corp. chief financial officer, Mr.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now requiring owners of 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBS) to register them with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), effective September 13.
In a deal worth up to $500 million and which would create the world's largest support vessel fleet, Tidewater is negotiating the acquisition of Zapata Gulf Marine. An agreement between the two U.S. groups would combine the 304 vessels of Zapata with the 303-vessel fleet of Tidewater.
Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth H. Dole has announced a series of reforms and improved criteria for Federal guarantees of private sector financing to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate vessels in U.S. shipyards. A new rule details amendments