Owners, Operators, Suppliers Enter 1991 With Renewed Optimism Optimism is certainly the prevailing feeling among owners, operators, builders and equipment suppliers of the workboat fleet serving the Gulf of Mexico as they enter 1991. This renewed
Michell Bearings has announced the appointment of Peter Pagan as president of Michell Bearings, Inc. U.S.A. Mr. Pagan was formerly vice president and marketing director of American Metal Bearing. Michell Bearings is the original company founded in England by A.
Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company, announced that James B. Oliver is promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, effective immediately. In addition to his finance duties, he will be r e s p o n s i b l
Dennis Banta, president of Leevac Shipyards, Jennings, La., a division of the Leevac Corporation, has named Charles A. Hall as sales manager, responsible for U.S. and international sales of marine vessels and repair operations. Mr. Hall, a marine
After 18 months of talks, the international negotiators have failed to meet their own deadline for a trade agreement to end shipbuilding subsidies, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) recently announced. "We are extremely disappointed," said John Stocker,
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
The first dinner/excursion boat of a new ultramodern design developed by Luther H. Blount was recently launched at the Warren, R.I., shipyard of Blount Marine for owners Bay Queen Cruises, Inc. Mr. Blount, president of Blount Marine, is a true innovator in the shipbuilding industry.
Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.
Dr. Norman C. Witbeck, president of Columbia Research Corporation (CRC), Arlington, Va., recently announced the election of Rear Adm. Robert J. Eustace, (USN-ret.), as president of System Enhancement Services Company, Inc. (SESCO), a CRC subsidiary.