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,
J.T. Gilbride, chairman, announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation will present to its stockholders William H. Todd, 54, financial advisor, as a nominee for election to the board of directors at the annual meeting on July 19, 1978. In commenting on the nomination, Mr.
Constantine G. Caras has been named vice president of Ogden Corporation, it was announced by Ralph E. Ablon, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Caras joins Ogden from LTV Corporation where he was vice president, group counsel, of an LTV subsidiary.
Herman J. Molzahn, Vice President, Operations The American Waterways Operators, Inc. is the only association in the United States which focuses on the regulatory interests of the coastal and inland barge and towing industry. Through its committee structure,
Royal Viking Line A/S, Norwegian^ flag world cruise line, has named Erland M. Raastad managing director in the Oslo headquarters.' iBased in Oslo, Royal Viking Line A / S is the parent company of* Royal Viking Line, and handles all operations for the three-vessel fleet —Royal Viking Star,
C.L. Graves, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., has announced the election of eight officers of the company to positions which reflect their primary functions, and recognize the realignment of duties
Kocks Crane and Marine Company of Pittsburgh announces the merger of its parent company, Friedrich Kocks, with Peiner AG, a company of the Salzgitter group. Both companies have wellestablished reputations as producers of large cranes and material- handling
The House Armed Services Committee recently completed its markup of the Fiscal Year 1991 (FY 91) Defense Authorization Bill, recommending most of the administration's requests for Navy shipbuilding and conversion intact. The committee recommended authorization of $1.
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.
Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive o f f i c e r of Moore McCormack Lines, Incorporated, has announced that Vincent Fiorenza, assistant vice president- cost and subsidy, will be assuming additional responsibilities for directing the purchasing and inventory departments.