April 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Marinette Marine Corp. Appoints J.R. Derusha Manufacturing VP

James R. Derusha has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at Marinette Marine Corporation, Ely Street, Marinette, Wis. 54143. It is the latest of several management positions Mr. Derusha has held during his 20 years with the Wisconsin shipbuilder.

Most recently, he served as vice president of engineering.

The appointment is in keeping with recent expansion of production operations at Marinette Marine.

In the past three years, the company has added three building bays, supporting control systems and a 53,000-square-foot enclosed, heated warehouse. Office space has also been increased by 25 percent.

These capital commitments, which also include management personnel additions, are part of a program for substantially increasing sales to commercial and industrial markets.

Among results of the program during the past year was the signing of a contract with Coordinated Caribbean Transport Inc. for manufacture of the largest commercial Artubar tugs That's some huge barge. In fact, she's the biggest one Todd Seattle ever built: she measures 495'x85'x48\ and carries phosphate rock—up to 22,500 tons of it at a clip—out of the Gulf of Mexico. FAUSTINA is the first of two barges built by Todd for the Agrico Chemical Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Not one, but four Todd yards—Galveston, Houston, Los Angeles, and Seattle—are expert barge builders, which makes possible unique flexibility for you in buying, scheduling, and building location. If you need barges, talk to Todd. We deliver custom-built barges at assembly-line costs. At top speed.

SHIPYARDS CORPORATION SHIPYARDS Brooklyn • New Orleans • Galveston Houston • Los Angeles • San Francisco • Seattle Executive offices: One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004.

(212)344-6900. Cable: Robin New York ever built. It marks the shipbuilder's first venture as a supplier of commercial vessels in foreign commerce. It is also the first time ever that constructiondifferential subsidy funds have been applied to a Great Lakes shipyard.

Mr. Derusha is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, and also holds a B.S. degree in marine engineering and naval architecture from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

He is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and of the Mechanical Engineers Society.

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