Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) recently announced major changes in its corporate structure. John L. Roper III has been elected chairman of the board of directors. Formerly president and chief executive officer, he will continue as CEO.
The chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Interocean Management Corporation, George P. Steele, has announced the election of Robert S. Bassett as president of the company. Mr. Basset previously served as executive vice president
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,
Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., a prominent Pacific Northwest naval architect and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle and Portland, has voted new appointments in its corporate management structure. Philip F. Spaulding, past president,
Albert L. Bossier Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Industries, Inc., has been chosen to receive the 1989 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award given by the Navy League of the United States, a 70,000-member civilian organization
Harmon F. Hoffmann has been appointed vice president and general manager, Marketing, for Mobil Oil Corporation's U.S. Marketing and R e f i n i n g D i v i s i o n , succeeding William V. Butler, who has elected early retirement at the end of this year.
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association of the domestic inland and coastal barge and towing industry, has chosen its 1989 leadership. J.A. Tinkey, president, Mid-America Transportation Company, Fairview Heights, 111.
The plan for the reorganization of Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., was confirmed recently by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The plan marks the end of Chapter 11 protection for Bender after just nine months.
Moves by Canada to offer tax incentives to Hong Kong and other shipowners have been welcomed even though the colony is establishing its own independent maritime registry. The Canadian plan, which was outlined recently in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Joseph T. Lykes Jr. will retire at year-end as chairman and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., a subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. He will be succeeded as chief executive officer by W. James Amoss Jr., president of the company.