PFEL Names R.C. Rasmus Senior Vice President

Pacific Far East Line (PFEL) recently announced the appointment of Ronald C. Rasmus as new senior vice president to manage its New York office.

Mr. Rasmus was former Deputy Assistant Administrator for Maritime Aids of the U.S. Maritime Administration. He was appointed to this post in May 1976, after serving as Director, Office of Subsidy Administration, since 1974.

Sal P. Tarantino, executive vice president, said Mr. Rasmus will bring to the company's Atlantic territory "considerable expertise in the shipping business and we are pleased to welcome him aboard." Mr. Rasmus was also Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Maritime Affairs and held various other positions in the subsidy administration field, concentrating in both liner and bulk shipping.

"Mr. Rasmus brings to PFEL a broad background in both the private and government maritime sector," Mr. Tarantino said, add- ing that "in the last several years, he has played a pivotal role in implementing the Merchant Marine Act of 1970, renewal of l o n g - t e rm operating-differential liner subsidy contracts, and in developing the Maritime Administration's bulk shipping program." He was selected as a recipient of an Arthur S. Flemming Award for 1976, honoring the 10 outstanding young persons in the federal government.

Before joining the Maritime Administration in 1966, Mr. Rasmus was operating manager of a New York-based steamship company which acted as agents, charterers and operators of vessels engaged in the worldwide tramp ship trade.

He graduated from the State University of New York Maritime College with an ABS degree in maritime transportation in 1960, and subsequently attended the Naval Postgraduate School and George Washington University.

Mr. Rasmus served as an officer on both merchant and naval vessels, and holds the rank of commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

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