Orion Gautreaux Named Zapata Vice President

Zapata Corporation, Zapata Tower, P.O. Box 4240, Houston, Texas 77001, has announced that Orion M. Gautreaux has been named the company's vice president- dredging and marine construction.

He will continue to serve as president of Williams- McWilliams Co., Inc., Z a p a t a ' s New Orleans, La.-based dredging and marine construction subsidiary.

Mr. Gautreaux has been associated with Williams-McWilliams and its predecessor companies for 42 years, and has been president of that company since 1969. A native of Louisiana, he holds a BSME degree from Louisiana State University. Mr. Gautreaux is an active member of several trade and professional organizations, and currently is serving as chairman and president of the World Dredging Association.

Williams-McWilliams Co., Inc., o p e r a t e s six hydraulic dredges that work in the Gulf Coast area, and constructs offshore and marine structures at two fabrication yards in New Orleans. A Williams- McWilliams a f f i l i a t e operates SEMAC I, a semisubmersible pipelay/derrick barge working in the North Sea.

In addition to dredging and marine construction operations, Houston-based Zapata Corporation's businesses include building and general construction, offshore drilling, marine services, petroleum exploration, bulk shipping; coal and copper mining; and menhaden, anchovy and tuna fishing.

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