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John J. Stocker, chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), departed the SCA as of Au- gust 3. Sila O. Nunn, SCA vice president, was named acting presi- dent, effective immediately.
Ole Skaarup, chairman of the
U.S. Shipbuilding Corporation (USSC), Inc., has reportedly con- firmed that Mr. Stocker will join
USSC, a joint venture formed ear- lier this year between Shipbuilding
Ventures, Inc. and McDermott Ship- building, Inc.
Mr. Skaarup said he and his
McDermott partners were delighted
Mr. Stocker will join USSC later this year to assist its efforts to re- vive the U.S. commercial shipbuild- ing industry, but declined further comment until arrangements have been finalized with Mr. Stocker.
Collar, Johnston Join ZF
Industries Marine Div.
Gary L. Collar Ken Johnston
Gary L. Collar and Ken
Johnston have joined the Marine
Division of ZF Industries as man- ager - marine and account man- ager, respectively.
Before joining ZF, Mr. Collar was president and CEO of Pantropic
Power Products, Inc., Miami, Fla.
In his new position, he will have overall responsibility for the sales of
ZF marine transmissions.
Mr. Johnston comes to ZF from
Johnston and Towers, Inc., Mount
Laurel, N.J., where he was a sales engineer. He will be responsible for marine transmission sales in the
ZF Industries, a division of ZF
Friedrichshafen AG of Germany, markets transmissions, axles, steer- ing gears, and other components for marine and other industries. The corporation's sales offices and engi- neering center are located near De- troit.
Burker Named Director At
Harry S. Burker, Jr. was elected a director of SPD Technolo- gies, Inc.
Mr. Burker currently serves as president of EXECU-COM, Inc. of
Inverness, 111., having launched the company in 1991. He did this after retiring from Siemens Energy &
Automation, Inc., where he was president and CEO, as well as a director. Previously, he was group executive of Siemens Energy and
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Mr. Burker is on the board of directors of Medalist, Inc. of Mil- waukee, Wis. and a former member of the board of governors of the
National Electric Manufacturers
SPD is a major producer of mili- tary circuit breakers and switchgear and a leader in the development and manufacture of high-reliability ship- board systems, as well as ship over- haul and repair services. Head- quartered in Philadelphia, the com- pany has operations across the na- tion and serves military markets worldwide.
O'Neil Elected To Royal
Academy Of Engineering
William O'Neil, secretary-gen- eral of the International Maritime
Organization (IMO), the United
Nations agency concerned with maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships, has been elected a member of the Royal Acad- emy of Engineering. His election was announced at the Academy's annual general meeting on July 19.
Mr. O'Neil has been commis- sioner of the Canadian Coast Guard and president and CEO of the St.
Lawrence Seaway Authority. He became chairman of the IMO Coun- cil in 1980 and was re-elected four times.
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