James J. Murphy has been appointed vice president-marketing for the Marine Group of General Dynamics. P. Takis Veliotis, General Dynamics' e x e c u t i v e vice president-marine, who made the a n n o u n c e m e n t , said that Mr. Murphy will
The 10th in a series of 16 auxiliary fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened the USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) in ceremonies held recently at the yard. The vessel is scheduled for delivery this fall.
Frank Castelvecchi has been named c o r p o r a t e purchasing agent for Ships Supply Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., by Michael C. Kenney, president of the company that supplies provisions, deck, and engine equipment to vessels and industrial plants.
B.D. Miller, vice president of Pool Company's Operations Support Services Division, has announced that Nicholas Petronio has been elected vice presidentengineering. He is responsible for all engineering support for the company's three expanding operating units—Pool Well Servicing Company,
SPD Technologies has announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the ship repair division of Pac Ord, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dyncorp. In announcing the move, SPD president George M. Gordon said the addition of
The board of directors of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has elected Richard H. Vortmann to the new position of executive vice president, and Kristian K. Christensen to the new position of vice president of Planning and Programs.
A joint-venture agreement between Amoco Corp and China was recently signed to develop an oil field in the South China Sea. The project is expected to cost around $500 million and produce 50,000 barrels of oil a day, a spokesman for the company said.
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Ralph Helm, president and chief operating officer of the Manitowoc Company, Inc., has promoted Allen A. Powell to executive vicepresident and general manager of the company's shipbuilding subsidiary, Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. In his new capacity, Mr.
Art Anderson Associates, consulting engineering and graphic design firm in Bremerton, Wash., recently hired four professionals to work on various marine projects currently underway in the company's Bremerton and Seattle, Wash., offices. M i c h a e l J.