New Members Elected To Norshipco Board

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L.C. Ackerman, Charles H.

Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va.

Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952. In a span of 17 years, he served as product manager, marketing manager, vice president and general manager of the company's Canadian subsidiary, vice president of international operations, and president of the company.

During Mr. Ackerman's tenure as president (1966 through 1969), Walker was acquired by Tenneco Inc., which later named him chief executive officer of its shipbuilding subsidiary, Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company.

Later he was group vice president of the Questor Corporation and associate dean and assistant professor of business management at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. Currently he is a self-employed consultant in the fields of automotive equipment, marine supply, and shipbuilding and repair.

Mr. Eure began his career at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1951 as an analytical chemist. He joined Norshipco in 1961 as a marine chemist, and later became the company's plant engineer, assistant vice president, and vice president of plant facilities and operations. He is now Norshipco's executive vice president of operations and secretary of the corporation. Mr. Eure is on the executive committee of the Propeller Club of America, is secretary of MAREPCON Corporation, and is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, the Shipbuilders Council of America, and the Marine Chemists Association.

Mr. Yates is vice president of sales at Kalium Chemicals in Atlanta. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Kalium in 1972, Mr. Yates was senior vice president of marketing for The National Bank of Georgia. He has also been executive vice president of Spratlin Associates, Inc. of Atlanta; president of Engineered Steel Products, Inc. of Doraville, Ga.; and president of Duval Sales Corporation of Houston.

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