Francis W. Bauer has joined ORBA Corporation as director, project management. In his new position, Mr. Bauer is responsible for the implementation of ORBA's major p r o j e c t s , including engineering, procurement, contracting, construction, start-up and testing.
The introduction and demonstration of the revolutionary new Floating Doughnut Crane (shown above) was held recently as part of a dav-long floating crane symposium hosted by Shugart Manufacturing, Inc., with the cooperation of American Hoist and Derrick Company,
Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
The Society of American Milit a r y Engineers (SAME), a professional e n g i n e e r i n g s o c i e ty which was founded in 1920 and is comprised of active duty military and civilian engineers who are dedicated to the defense of our c o u n t r y ,
Frank L. Anastasio Jr. has been elected president of Marine Concrete Structures, Inc. The New O r l e a n s - b a s e d company is the largest builder in the United States of precast, prestressed concrete gravity structures used in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Zakum Development Company, operating for the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi, h a s awarded IMODCO of Los Angeles, a pioneer offshore marine terminal builder, a contract in excess of $14 million for the engineering, construction, and installation of two Single Point Mooring systems.
James J. Convy, chairman of the board, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York-headquartered naval architectural firm, has announced the appointment of Robert J. Ford to the position of chief engineer and head of the machinery division in New York. Mr. Ford joined Gibbs & Cox in 1942,
James W. Church has joined Designers & Planners, Inc. as director of project engineering. The announcement was made recently by Ferd Serim, president of the company. Designers & Planners is a firm of naval architects and marine engineering with offices in New York, Washington, and Galveston.
Seatrain Shipbuilding Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y., a wholly owned subsidiary of Seatrain Lines, Inc., has announced the appointment of Edward P. Hellenbrecht as chief marine engineer. In making the announcement, John Serrie, president of the company, said: "Mr.
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., naval architects and engineers, 550 Kearney Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, have announced that Henry A. Olson has joined the staff in the position of project manager. MGA is one of the largest private offices of naval architects in the West.