Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) recently announced major changes in its corporate structure. John L. Roper III has been elected chairman of the board of directors. Formerly president and chief executive officer, he will continue as CEO.
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.
Robert L. Fagan has rejoined The Stanwick Corporation as director, Advanced Systems Development, it was announced by Tad Stanwick, president. In this new capacity, Mr. Fagan will coordinate the expansion of the company's systems engineering, logistic support
New Orleans-based Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. recently announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Argonaut Line, Inc., the parent company of U.S.-flag ship operator Farrell Lines, New York, N.Y. "The combination of Farrell
Michael Wager, president and chief executive officer of Robert H. Wager Company, Inc., announced the opening of a southern regional office in Mobile. Mr. Wager also said that the new director of sales and marketing for the southern regional office will be Nathan Coarsey.
Albert L. Bossier Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Industries, Inc., has been chosen to receive the 1989 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award given by the Navy League of the United States, a 70,000-member civilian organization
— C o l o r Brochure A v a i l a b le Harry S. Burker Jr., president and chief executive officer of Siemens-Allis, has announced that, effective immediately, the company will be named Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. The name change follows Siemens' purchase
James (Jay) A. Harkness was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rigdon Marine. Harkness is responsible for the financial management of the company, including fiscal controls, insurance placement and claims management and financial reporting.
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.