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At the recent annual board of directors meeting of Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation, the following company officers were reelected: John L. Roper 2nd, chairman of the board; John L. Roper 3rd, president and chief executive officer; E.
Louis L. Frierson has been elected president and chief executive officer of George Engine Company, Inc. (GECO). Mr. Frierson will continue as chairman of the board of GECO, a position he has held for the past two years. H.F. Colby, whom Mr. Frierson succeeds,
Gunter J. Waehling has been named vice president and general manager of Henschel, a Newburyport- based producer of ship control and internal communications systems for naval applications. He succeeds George Curry, who retired in May prior to the acquisition of Henschel by SPD Technologies.
A major corporate reorganization was announced by Turbodyne Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn., and Worthington Compressors, Inc. of West Holyoke, Mass. O.E. Powers, president and chief executive officer of Turbodyne, has been elected chairman of
Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., announced recently that its marine division, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., added ten crewboats and one supply vessel to its domestic fleet. All of the vessels will be based on the U.S. West Coast. "By acquiring high quality,
Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.
Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has completed an agreement to purchase a package of five vessels from Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. According to an announcement by John P. Laborde, Tidewater chairman and chief executive officer,
George A. Lorenz, Jack T. Trotter and Kenneth W. Waldorf were elected to the board of directors of Zapata Corporation of Houston at the recent annual stockholders' meeting. All will serve three-year terms expiring in 1989. Mr. Lorenz has been a member of the board since 1979.
W. James Amoss Jr., president and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., has been elected to the additional post of group vice president of The LTV Corporation, Dallas, Texas. Lykes Bros. Steamship is an LTV subsidiary.
The plan for the reorganization of Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., was confirmed recently by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The plan marks the end of Chapter 11 protection for Bender after just nine months.