R.J. Reynolds Industries Elects McEvoy To Board

Michael R. McEvoy, executive vice president of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected to the board of directors of the company.

Mr. McEvoy moved to the executive vice presidency last September f r om his position as chairman and chief executive officer of Sea- Land Service, Inc., RJR's containerized shipping business. As executive vice p r e s i d e n t , Mr.

McEvoy sits on the RJR management committee as the corporate executive responsible for the company's transportation business.

Mr. McEvoy joined Sea-Land in 1956 as sales promotion manager.

He later served as vice president and general sales manager, assistant to the president, and president and general manager before becoming chairman and chief executive officer in 1970.

A native of Alabama, Mr.

McEvoy attended Auburn University and worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist for the Mobile Press Register before joining Sea-Land.

In addition to Sea-Land Service, Inc., R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., a diversified worldwide corporation, is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc.; Aminoil International, Inc. (petroleum) ; RJR Foods, Inc. (foods and beverages) ; and RJR Archer, Inc. (aluminum products and packaging).

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