Lykes Elects Four New Vice Presidents

The board of directors of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., and Lykes Lines Agency, Inc., have elected four new vice presidents, effective January 1, it was announced by Joseph T. Lykes Jr., chairman of the board of each of the companies.

Newly elected were: Barton W.B. Jahncke, vice president, Sales and Marketing Division; Capt. Ernest B. Hendrix, vice president, Marine Division, and Joseph Bernstein Jr., vice president, Maintenance and Repair Division, all of New Orleans, La., and all with Lykes Bros. Steamship Company.

J.G. Tompkins III of Antwerp, Belgium, was elected vice president, Continent/United Kingdom, of Lykes Lines Agency.

Mr. Jahncke has been with the Lykes organization since 1961. Except for duty in Lykes's Dallas, Texas, office, he has been assigned to various duties in New Orleans and has been assistant vice president, sales, since 1969.

Captain Hendrix has been with Lykes since 1941, first as a member of its seagoing organization and then shore assignments in Galveston and Houston. He was named assistant vice president of the Marine Division in 1972.

Mr. Bernstein joined the Lykes seagoing staff as an engineer in 1947. He came ashore as a port engineer in 1957, and has been manager of the Maintenance and Repair Division since 1972.

Mr. Tompkins has been with Lykes since 1945. In addition to various traffic assignments in New Orleans, he has also had assignments in Durban, South Africa, and Brownsville, Texas, and was transferred to Europe in 1961. He became manager of the London office in 1962, and a year later was named Continental director with headquarters in Antwerp.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 24,  Jan 15, 1974

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