Leo L. Mellam, chairman of Flexi-Van Corporation, the New York City-based maritime equipment leasing company, recently announced the appointment of Hasko W. Hofmeister as vice president, Western Region of its subsidiary, Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc.
Matt Nichols, president of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., and George Duclos, president of the Duclos Corporation that operates Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, have announced an agreement under which the two companies will share the task of building large,
John E. Lescroart, former Federal Administrator of the Deep Water Port Act of 1974, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of C.F. Bean Corporation, New Orleans, La. Mr. Lescroart, promoted from vice president of Bean's Washington, D.
The new Pollution Control Division of Argo Marine, a Division of Argo International Corporation, recently hosted a presentation at the New York Hilton Hotel on pollution equipment. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce the new division of Argo Marine,
The Maritime Administration has commissioned a study to determine whether wind-powered ships could compete effectively with conventionally powered merchant ships, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel B. Nemirow announced recently. MarAd, an agency of the U.
Racal-SMS Ltd., Surrey, Enland, has announced that recent orders for the Marine Radar and Navigation Simulator Type 9000 have totaled over $2.8-million. Orders have been received from Canada, Germany, the Middle East, Korea and China. The MRNS
U.K.-based international shipyard consultants A and P Appled o r e ( A P A ) have sold t h e i r shipbuilding technology survey technique to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration. The survey technique is a system developed by
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations. He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala.
Further broadening the maritime industry's representation in the National Maritime Council, the NMC recently announced the addition of three key maritime industry leaders to its Board of Governors. These officials are Robert L. Leggett, president, Joint Mari- time Congress, Washington, D.
Texaco, Inc. has announced that Kenneth F. Murchison, general manager of the company's International Marine Sales Department, has retired, effective September 1, after a long and successful career in the commercial marine industry. Born in Glen Cove, N.