Sea-Land Unit Restructured — B a k e r Appointed Vice Chairman And COO

Jackson A. Baker has been promoted to the new position of vice chairman for Sea-Land Service, the principal operating unit of Sea- Land Corporation. He was also named chief operating officer for Sea-Land Service and executive vice president-operations for the parent company.

R. Kenneth Johns will continue as president of Sea-Land Service, and Joseph F. Abely Jr. as chairman and chief executive officer.

Mr. Baker, who has been with Sea-Land for 23 years, was previously group vice president-Atlantic.

He will be responsible for operations and marketing for the five major trades served by the containership operator, one of the world's largest.

Other major management changes include: Jack A. Drobnick has been appointed group vice president-North American operations; John P. Clancey has been named group vice president-Pacific; and Wilford W. Middleton Jr.

becomes group vice president-Atlantic.

John R. Pyron will continue as executive vice president but will also be responsible for the company's Alaska division and its Americas division; the latter division services Central America and the Caribbean.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 36,  Jul 15, 1986 Gulf of Mexico

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