Texaco Marine Services Names Gaffney President, Chief Operating Officer

James F. Gaffney, general manager, distribution and operations, Texaco Limited London, was recently named president and chief operating officer of Texaco Marine Services Inc.

Mr. Gaffney succeeds William R. Cumming who will retire following more than 28 years of service with the company.

Texaco Marine Services, located at Port Arthur, Texas, manages the day-to-day operational activities of the various Texaco fleets as well as providing ship management services to other shipowners.

Mr. Gaffney joined Texaco fleet operations in 1959 as a navigating officer. After serving in various supervisory and managerial assignments he was appointed to his current position and concurrently serves as general manager of Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd.

Captain Cumming, who joined Texaco in 1960, served in various fleet and management positions both in the U.S. and abroad, including several years as general manager of Texaco's Panamanian fleet, headquartered in Monte Carlo. With the consolidation of fleet activities under Texaco Marine Services Inc. in 1984, he was named president of the new company.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Jan 1989

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