Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc. has announced the appointment of John L. McCarron Jr. as chief executive officer. Ryan-Walsh chairman E.B. Peebles Jr., described Mr. McCarron's appointment as a continuation of the succession procedure which began last fall with Mr.
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,
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.
J.T. Gilbride, chairman, announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation will present to its stockholders William H. Todd, 54, financial advisor, as a nominee for election to the board of directors at the annual meeting on July 19, 1978. In commenting on the nomination, Mr.
New Orleans-based Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. recently announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Argonaut Line, Inc., the parent company of U.S.-flag ship operator Farrell Lines, New York, N.Y. "The combination of Farrell
Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., has elected Dr. Paul W. Murrill, senior vice president for research and development, Ethyl Corp. of Baton Rouge, and former chancellor of Louisiana State University, to the company's board of directors. This was announced by John P.
James P. Horn, president and chief operating officer of Farrell Lines Incorporated, has announced three personnel appointments and promotions. James F. Breslin has been appointed vice - president - controller, succeeding Robert E. Schenk who is retiring.
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc. recently announcd that Richard S. Rothermel has been elected vice president- sales. He will be responsible for all activities relating to the sales of TeleSystems' products in North America, including management of the company's sales representatives,
The Philadelphia area based firm of Scientific Management Associates, Inc. (SMA) was acquired recently by two Washington, D.C., businessmen, George W. Glatis and Louis T. Donatelli, who plan to move the headquarters to the Washington metropolitan area.
*Editor's Note: In the spring of this year, a Symposium on the CALS Initiative was sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Resource Center at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. This article gives a brief explanation of the subject and what its impact may be on industry.