Maritime Engineer

General Dynamics Building Cargo Transfer Platform Barge With National Jacking System

An offshore jacking system built by National Supply Company, Houston, will give "legs" to a cargo handling barge designed for shipping major marine components between New England shipyards. The jacking system will enable General Dynamics' Electric


Petro-Marine Names Murray Burns Manager Process Engineering

Murray Burns has been named manager, process engineering, in charge of the mechanical and electrical engineering services of the Houston, Texas, office of Petro-Marine Engineering, Inc., according to John W. Owensby, president. The Gretna, La.

Electric Boat Optimizes Nuclear Sub Repairs

The shipbuilding and repair industry faces many challenges given the mission- critical complexities of maritime projects, as well as some misperceptions. The industry faces a challenge: how to find more efficient ways to build new ships as well as to repair and upgrade aging ships.

John P. Holland: Father of the Modern Submarine

John Philip Holland was an Irish schoolteacher who immigrated to the United States in 1873 to pursue his passion: the design of the world's first practical submarine. Although never formally trained as an engineer, Holland realized his dream on May 17,

Three Appointed To Engineering Department Posts At Trus Joist Corp.

Sherman A. Nelson has been appointed chief corporate engineer at Trus Joist Corporation, according to a recent announcement by president Walter C. Minnick. Mr. Nelson, a 15-year Trus Joist employee, will be responsible for supervising activities

Top Executive Changes Announced By Marco

Marco Seattle has named Bob McMahon to the position of vice president and general manager of its shipyard division. The announcement was made recently by Marco p r e s i d e n t Peter G. Schmidt, who noted that the move was part of a program to bring

J.M. Colonell Appointed Senior Project Engineer For Woodward-Clyde

Woodward-Clyde Consultants has announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph M. Colonell to the position of senior project engineer with the firm's Anchorage office. Prior to joining Woodward- Clyde, he was affiliated with the University of Alaska's Institute of Marine Science,

Two Vice Presidents And An Assistant Vice President Named AT J.J. Henry Co.

James D. Palmer, executive vice president of J.J. Henry Company, has announced the elections of Robert B. McFadden to vice president-production, John H. Klose to vice president-project management, and T.K. Lawrence to assistant vice president-Hampton Roads Operation.

Bond And Houston Get New Posts In Texaco's Marine Sales Department

Bruce R. Bond has been appointed senior coordinator-operations, and J. Dennis Houston has been named coordinator-pricing in the International Marine Sales Department of Texaco Inc., it was announced by Kenneth F. Murchison, general manager in charge of that department.

Promotions Announced At Marine Transport Lines

Louis J. Conti, chairman of the board of Marine Transport Lines, has announced a number of promotions in the operations and financial staffs of the company. Joseph G. Drescher has been appointed vice president-operations. He has been with the company for 14 years,

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