The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced two key appointments. Gerald A. Gutman has been elected president of the organization and Charles S. Carney has been named executive director. Mr. Gutman is president and co-founder of Nav-Com Incorporated, Deer Park, N.
Wartsila Diesel, Chestertown, Md., recently announced the following executive appointments: Clas-Eirik Strand has been appointed president of Wartsila Diesel, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Wartsila Diesel International Ltd., of Helsinki, Finland.
MacLean C. Shakshober has been named vice president of design and engineering at Upper Peninsula Shipbuilding Co. (UPSCO), Ontonagan, Mich. UPSCO, a new construction and repair shipyard, utilizes the most advanced design and steel fabrication technology in the construction of tugs,
Appointments to newly created posts in its sales organization have been announced by The Cordage Group, Division of Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, N.Y. William L. Hankins has been appointed national market manager, hardware, and will coordinate service to major hardware accounts,
Hagglunds Marine & Offshore, a division of AB Hagglund & Soner of Sweden, has signed an agreement under which it will acquire all the shares in the Dutch Kenz Cranes Group. Kenz Cranes is among the leading makers of offshore cranes in the range 5-100 t SWL.
A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore — one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — Burnett was attacked by pirates.
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
Peabody Holmes Ltd., London, England, has announced the appointment of Atco Marine Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y., as their exclusive representative in the U.S. for Peabody marine inert gas systems, including flue gas systems and inert gas generators for marine use.
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,
Bill W. Rice has joined American Metal Bearing Co. (AMB) of Garden Grove, Calif, as director of its recently acquired Barge Train division. He is a program management, production, and sales specialist with more than three decades of experience.