C. Larry French has been appointed chairman of the board and chief executive officer of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company of San Diego, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company. In other promotions, Richard H. Vortmann has been named president and chief operating officer,
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,
—Free Literature Offered— Three lightweight Twin-Path® Extra lifting slings, weighing only 250 pounds each, were used in a recent launching of a 419-ton Navy vessel. Southern Industrial Corporation was contracted by the U.S. Navy to launch a 150-foot long,
Peter J. West has joined Transway International Corporation, New York, N.Y., as vice president- operations, a newly created position, it was announced recently. Mr. West has corporate staff responsibility for marine transportation, truck trailer manufacturing,
Under a recently awarded $1.4- million U.S. Navy contract, Caterpillar Inc. will develop a highly specialized mine plow for the Marine Corp's Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) in a two-year program. Managed by the Naval Coastal Systems Center, Panama City, Fla.
Robert E. Curry Jr. has been named vice president and head of the Legal Department, and Kathleen Ritch has been named secretary of the Ogden Corporation, it was announced by Ralph E. Ablon, Ogden chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Curry j o i n e d Ogden in 1975,
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.
The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, La., recently announced t h e i r new o f f i c e r s f or 1980. Elected by the board of directors are: president, Frank A. Courtenay of Courtenay, Forstall & Grace, admiralty attorneys; vice president, William V.
Todd Shipyards Corporation has announced it has been awarded two contracts by the Australian government, with initial value of more than $10 million, for technology transfer and procurement support involving guided missile frigate construction at the Australian Naval Dockyard in Melbourne.
General Dynamics (GD) has named John K. Welch as senior vice president of the corporation and head of the marine systems group, which includes all of the company's shipbuilding and marine service operations. Welch will report to Nicholas D. Chabraja, GD chairman and CEO.