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,
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,
Gunter J. Waehling has been named vice president and general manager of Henschel, a Newburyport- based producer of ship control and internal communications systems for naval applications. He succeeds George Curry, who retired in May prior to the acquisition of Henschel by SPD Technologies.
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.
Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.
Rexnord Defense Systems Inc., the New Orleans-based manufacturer of marine automation and control systems, has been purchased by its former president and renamed TANO Corporation. James J. Reiss Jr. has purchased all outstanding stock of Rexnord Defense Systems from its parent company,
Coast Engineering & Manufacturing Company (CE&MCO), formerly PACECO, Inc., has announced the retirement of Robert D. Teece Sr., as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Teece will continue to serve on CE&MCO's board
George A. Lorenz, Jack T. Trotter and Kenneth W. Waldorf were elected to the board of directors of Zapata Corporation of Houston at the recent annual stockholders' meeting. All will serve three-year terms expiring in 1989. Mr. Lorenz has been a member of the board since 1979.
Huthnance Offshore Corporation, formed in 1983 as the parent company of Huthnance Drilling Company and Huthnance International, Inc., has consolidated management of the nine offshore drilling rigs owned by these subsidiaries. "The consolidation is a move designed to streamline operations,
Paolo A. Gamboni, chairman and chief executive officer of Worthington Pump Inc., has been selected to receive the highest honor Italy awards to businessmen for contributions to economic development, industrial advancement and social improvement of Italy.