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VT Halter: King has Company Back on Track

It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.

 

Officers Named By Johnston Pump Company

Appointments to the position of president, vice president-controller, and vice president, sales and marketing, have recently been announced by the Johnston Pump Company. Johnston, headquartered in Glendora, Calif., is a leading manufacturer of vertical pumps for process,

MariTel Launches New Marine Telephone Service With Vessel Location

The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.

Reco Crane Promotes Hardin—Literature Offered

Reco Crane Company of New Orleans, La., announced the promotion of Gary Hardin to general sales manager. Mr. Hardin, a veteran sales manager of the Xerox Corporation, joined Reco three years ago as assistant offshore operations manager. Reco,

Sarex Oil/Water Separators Approved By U.S. Coast Guard —Literature Available

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Sarex oil/water separators to control polluted waters being discharged from shipboard bilges and shoreside stations. Said to be the first such certification issued by the Coast Guard for oil/water separators,

Taylor To Head Tidewater

Dean E. Taylor, has been promoted to President of Tidewater, replacing William C. O'Malley. who will retain the positions of CEO and Chairman. Taylor was also appointed to the Tidewater Board of Directors. Taylor was previously executive vice president

Crane Manufacturers Friedrich Kocks And Peiner Have Merged

Kocks Crane and Marine Company of Pittsburgh announces the merger of its parent company, Friedrich Kocks, with Peiner AG, a company of the Salzgitter group. Both companies have wellestablished reputations as producers of large cranes and material- handling

Dr. P.W. Murrill Elected To Tidewater Board

Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., has elected Dr. Paul W. Murrill, senior vice president for research and development, Ethyl Corp. of Baton Rouge, and former chancellor of Louisiana State University, to the company's board of directors. This was announced by John P.

Versatile Pacific Shipyards Uses N e w Launching Technique For Hydrographic Survey Ship

A new hydrographic survey ship being built for the Canadian Government was floated out recently at Versatile Pacific Shipyards(VPSI) in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The state-of-the-art scientific vessel, constructed over 16 months at a cost of $17 million,

COMSAT Acquires Interest In MMS

Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) recently announced that it has acquired, through its subsidiary COMSAT Investments Inc., a minority interest in Marine Management Systems (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., with the option to increase its holdings in the future.

 
 
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