It was announced by M. Lee Rice, president, Ogden Transportation Corporation, that effective January 1, 1978 several senior executive changes will become effective at Avondale Shipyards, Inc., a principal subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, New York, N.
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company of Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the appointment of Donald W. Jett as vice president-contracts and administration. He joined the company in 1977 as chief engineer, and has been involved significantly in the overall operation of the firm.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries an $822,042,026 increase to a previously awarded $140.9-million contract that will allow the shipyard to begin detail design and construction of the lead ship of a new class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships,
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of MARCO Seattle, has announced plans to build a new design tuna purse seiner. The vessel is 58 meters long, 11.5 meters wide, and 5 meters deep, with a carrying capacity of 700 metric tons of frozen tuna in 12 refrigerated brine wells.
Fritz G. Tovar has been elected a corporate vice president of General Dynamics Corporation and named vice president-general manager, Electric Boat Division, it was announced recently. Electric Boat, in Groton, Conn., builds nuclear-powered Ohio-class
—Literature Available A new firm, MCR Engineering Company, based in East Walpole, Mass., founded in July 1988 by Stuart Robinson and Tom Mack, now provides service and parts support for CP propellers, thrusters and control systems. Herb Reinert
NASSCO recently announced the realignment of its production management organization. Erwin Struss rejoined the new construction department as director, new construction-outfitting. Alongside Mr. Erwin is Duncan McNeill, director, new construction- steel.
Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,
Benjamin C. Martino has been appointed assistant general manager of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston (Texas) Division, it was announced recently by Robert D. Hesley, general manager of that division. Mr. Martino has over 30 years' experience in shipbuilding and ship repair.