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.
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,
James H. Cottrell has been named vice president of Ogden Corporation, it was announced by Ralph E. Ablon, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Cottrell joins Ogden from the Lummus Company. He will direct Ogden's expansion into equipment for process and energy-related plants.
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.
Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has completed an agreement to purchase a package of five vessels from Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. According to an announcement by John P. Laborde, Tidewater chairman and chief executive officer,
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.
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
William B. Hubbard, former Sea-Land Service, Inc., executive, has been appointed to the newly created position of senior v i c e p r e s i d e n t - o p e r a t i o n s for American President Lines. Announcement of the appointment was made by D.
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,
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.