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To New York Area
Olga Kottmeier Named
To Drew Chemical's
New Greek Subsidiary
A.G. Giudice, executive vice president, Drew Chemical Corpora- tion, 701 Jefferson Road, Parsip- pany, N.J., a subsidiary of United
States Filter Corporation, has an- nounced the formation of Drew
Ameroid International, with a re- gional office located in Athens,
This office will be responsible for all the overseas marine administra- tive operations of Drew Chemical
Corporation. It occupies a five-story building on Makka Street, which contains a major computer system to expedite the worldwide account- ing functions of the subsidiary. It will be supervised by Olga Kott- meier, who has been appointed ad- ministrative vice president of Drew
Drew Chemical Corporation is a major supplier of products and services for water management and specialty chemicals in both the ma- rine and industrial sectors. United
States Filter Corporation serves air pollution control, water and waste- water treatment markets and also provides management, engineering, design and planning services for energy and environmental systems. :
Lufkin Industries, Inc. has an- nounced the transfer of Ben Elliott, chief experimental engineer at the home plant in Lufkin, Texas, to the
New York City area sales office in
Edison, N J. He will be a sales rep- resentative for Lufkin's commercial and marine gears.
Mr. Elliott joined Lufkin in 1946 after receiving his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Texas
A&M University in 1940 and then working in the aircraft industry for five years.
He is a member of NAPE, TSPE,
SESA, ASTM and ASLE profes- sional organizations.
Sale Of Constitution
The sale of the 1,000-passenger vessel Constitution—idle since 1968 —to a foreign owner has been ap- proved by the Maritime Adminis- tration. The transfer application stated that the ship will go to At- lantic Far East Lines for operation under the Panamanian flag. The 23- year-old vessel was purchased for $2.5 million and, under terms of the approval, American Export Lines must deposit this sum in its capital reserve fund for future construc- tion.
The Independence, also owned by American Export Lines and laid up since 1968, was sold to Atlantic
Far East Lines, a subsidiary of the
C.Y. Tung Group. However, the transfer cannot take place without legislative clearance. The sale price would be $2.9 million if the legisla- tion permitting operation of the
Independence under foreign flag is passed, or $2.5 million if the legis- lation is not passed and the passen- ger ship must be sold for scrap.
The sale of the two American Ex- port liners would leave only the
United States—in lay-up at Hamp- ton Roads—to be disposed of, which would bring American-flag passen- ger service on the Atlantic to an absolute end.
The United States was acquired by the Government more than a year ago from United States Lines.
Efforts to reactivate the vessel have failed, and signs were increasingly clear that the ship would wind up in the Government's reserve fleet.
The active U.S.-flag passenger fleet is now down to the Mariposa and the Monterey off the West
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