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Mobil Oil Corporation

Names William J. Yopp

Manager Marine Sales

William J. Yopp

William J. Yopp has been named manager of Mobil Oil Corpora- tion's marine sales department.

Mr. Yopp received his B.A. de- gree in petroleum engineering in 1956 from the Colorado School of

Mines, and his M.S. degree in that subject from Tulsa University in 1960.

He joined Mobil in 1959 in Mid- land, Texas, as a petroleum engi- neer. In 1960, he was transferred to New York as a crude oil analyst, and in 1962, he became supervisor of the operating section of Mobil

Petroleum, a predecessor company.

He was appointed manager of prod- ucts trading in the corporate sup- ply and distribution department in 1967, and general manager of sup- ply and marine with Mobil Sekiyu

K.K. in Tokyo in 1969.

Philadelphia Section

To Hold 21st Annual

Dinner-Dance May 15

The Philadelphia Section of The

Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers will hold its 21st annual spring dinner-dance on May 15, 1971, at the Marriott Motor

Hotel on City Line Avenue, Phila- delphia, Pa.

The affair will be held in the new and luxurious Commonwealth Ball- room, a magnificent addition to the

Marriott's Convention Center.

People attending who will re- quire room reservations for over- night accommodations should con- tact the Philadelphia Marriott Mo- tor Hotel, City Avenue and Monu- ment Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131, prior to May 1, 1971.

Tickets are available by contact- ing Joseph J. Kleschick, c/o Gen- eral Electric Co., 3 Penn Center

Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102.

Equitable To Build

Blast And Paint Facility

Equitable Equipment Co., Inc.,

New Orleans, La., is to build a $1- million blast and paint facility to do work on LASH and SEABEE barges. The first of its type in the

United States, the facility will be capable of blasting steel surfaces of marine hulls and steel structures up to 110 feet long, 50 feet wide and 200 gt.

Central Gulf Steamship Lines has already awarded Equitable a contract to blast and coat its 420

LASH barges.

Prudential-Grace Lines

Appoints Connolly

Executive VP-Finance

James J. Connolly, former senior vice president, finance, of United

States Lines, has been appointed executive vice president, finance of

Prudential-Grace Lines, Spyros S.

Skouras Jr., president and chief ex- ecutive officer of the line, has an- nounced.

Mr. Connolly joined Prudential-

Grace Lines last month, after serv- ing as a senior vice president of

United States Lines. From June 1959 until March 1969, he was as- sociated with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse & Co.

Mr. Connolly began his maritime career as a graduate of the John

Brown School Ship, a New York

City vocational high school, in 1950. During the next five years, he worked his way up through the hawse pipe from ordinary seaman to third officer of the Grace Line freighter Santa Theresa. He also served in the Navy as a quarter- master aboard submarines.

Mr. Connolly is a member of the

Financial Executives Institute, the

Downtown Athletic Club and Sig- ma Nu Fraternity. Several of his articles on the use of computers in banks and in steamship and indus- trial companies have appeared in professional journals.

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