Alfred C. Bruggemann, outgoing president of the New York and New Jersey Dry Dock Association, has announced the election of Robert L. Massa as president for the new term. Mr. Massa was born and educated on Staten Island, N.Y., and attended Wagner College and Rutgers University.
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.
Devoe Marine Coatings Company of Louisville, Ky., a division of Grow Group, Inc., recently announced management changes in its Western and Far Eastern regions. Owing to rapid expansion in Far East markets, George G. Moran, director of Pacific operations, is now headquartered in Singapore.
The Shipyard Division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, recently completed the drydocking and overhaul of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tug Forney. The work was completed on schedule and included tank and underwater hull inspection/preservation,
Hoffert Marine, Inc., suppliers of merchant marine and naval vessel machinery, both new and rebuilt, now has an illustrated brochure available. The brochure contains photographs of various pumps, turbines and valves carried by Hoffert Marine.
Trinity Industries, Inc., has strengthened its ship repair and conversion capabilities in Beaumont, Texas, with the acquisition of a 579- foot, 15,000-ton lifting capacity floating drydock. "With this large, heavy lift drydock, we can accommodate
naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.
Ameron Protective Coatings Division of Brea, Calif., recently announced the appointment of engineering, sales and manufacturer's representatives on a national basis. Robert R. McMurchy, marketing manager of the firm's Southwest Region, announced
Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,
Finland's Napa Oy has opened a Representation Office in Kobe, Japan, to strengthen the company's presence in the region. Naoki Mizutani has been appointed manager of the Representation Office in Japan. The company is committed to playing a key role in Southeast Asia,