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Announce Changes

Of Key Personnel

A realignment of functions and the appointment of key personnel, which affect traffic, and operations and stevedoring, were announced at

American Mail Line, Seattle,

Wash.-based division of American

President Lines, Ltd. The changes, which became effective on Febru- ary 1, followed the resignations of

Robert D. Bush, president of West- ern Stevedoring and Terminal Cor- poration, an APL subsidiary which operates in the Puget Sound and

Columbia River areas; and Wayne

Schiffner, director of traffic serv- ices, American Mail Line Division.

Announcement of the realignment was made by Richard H. Beuthel,

AML general manager. According' to Mr. Beuthel, the functions of stevedoring and operations which have operated separately in the past, will be placed under a single administrator. The change in func- tion is expected to provide a closer liaison and integration of stevedor- ing, terminal and operational ac- tivities.

In addition to his present assign- ment as director of operations,

AML Division, Capt. Harry A.

Greenwood was appointed president of Western Stevedoring, and will continue to report to Leslie A. Har- lander, APL vice president for operations in San Francisco, Calif.

J.F. Nicholson, vice president for

Western Stevedoring, will also serve as that organization's general manager.

Also announced were changes in the Traffic Division of AML which separate the C5 vessels from the containership fleet. Named to the two new traffic positions are Thom- as F. Martin, director of traffic services, AML Division, who will be responsible for documentation and cargo booking of all vessels as well as the container control func- tion, and William F. Whalen, line manager for the Pacific/Pacific- northwest/Sou-theast Asia Service, who will assume traffic responsibili- ty for the C5 vessels.

In their new assignments, Mr.

Martin and Mr. Whalen will report to their counterparts at American

President Lines in San Francisco, including Richard F. Andino, vice president, traffic, and Bruce J.

Robeson, director, fleet services, re- pectively.

Prior to this appointment, Mr.

Martin served with AML as man- ager, container service and cargo coordination, and Mr. Whalen as

AM'L's manager of Government cargoes.

C-E Elects Bemis

Corporate Vice Pres.

F. Gregg Bemis Jr. has been elected vice president-corporate business development at Combus- tion Engineering, Inc., it was an- nounced by Arthur J. Santry Jr.,

C-E president. Mr. Bemis will di- rect and coordinate the effort to search for, evaluate and define ma- jor opportunities for broadening the corporation's earnings base. He will be located in C-E's Stamford,

Conn., headquarters and will report to Mr. Santry.

Mr. Bemis joins C-E after having served as president and director of

Rexham Corp., Charlotte, N.C. Pre- viously, he served as vice president of Riegel Paper Corp., New York, and vice president and director of the Bemis Company, Inc.

Mr. Bemis received a B.A. degree in economics from Stanford Uni- versity and an M.B.A. degree from

Harvard Business School. He is presently a director of Logetronics,

Inc., Washington, D.C., and the

Boston Waterfront Development

Corp., and also a trustee of the

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.

Title XI Requested

By United States Lines

To Build Tanker

The Maritime Administration has received a Title XI request filed by

United States Lines to assist in the construction of a tanker of either 89,700 deadweight tons or 78,000 deadweight tons, and costing about $38.2 million and $31.4 million, re- spectively. Negotiations are being discussed with National Steel and

Shipbuilding Company to build the 89,700-dwt tanker and Newport

News Shipbuilding to build the 78,- 000-dwt tanker, although no contracts have been signed. *

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