Nickum & Spaulding Announces New Executive Appointments — Philip Spaulding Named Chairman
Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., a prominent Pacific Northwest naval architect and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle and Portland, has voted new appointments in its corporate management structure. Philip F. Spaulding, past president, has been elected chairman of the board, replacing George C. Nickum, who recently announced his retirement. Mr. Nickum remains a member of the board, and will serve as a consultant to the company.
Donald M. Surgenor, former executive vice president and general manager, was elected president and general manager, and Edward C. Hagemann, former vice president- engineering, was appointed executive vice president.
These management adjustments reflect the overall company plan for diversification and broadening, including expansion into international markets. The firm is well known for its efforts in preliminary and contract design of a wide range of vessels, and is now intensifying efforts in production engineering and project development, working with shipyards, shipowners, and financial institutions in structuring total project requirements.