Ruddie E. Irizarry Named President Of PRMMI— Carr, Calderon Also Named

The board of directors of Puerto Rico Marine Management, Inc., Elizabeth, N.J., has announced the appointment of Ruddie E.

Irizariy as president of PRMMI.

Mr. Irizarry, in turn, announced two other high-level PRMMI appointments in the U.S.

PRMMI, with 17 offices in the U.S. and four in Puerto Rico, serves as the cargo booking and operational arm of Navieras de Puerto Rico, the single largest ocean cargo carrier in the U.S./ Puerto Rico trade.

The two other PRMMI appointments announced by Mr. Irizarry are those of D. Bernard Carr, named senior vice president/marketing, and Jose A. Calderon Rivera, senior vice president/administration.

All three executives will operate from PRMMI's U.S. headquarters at Port Elizabeth, N.J. Both Mr.

Irizarry and Mr. Carr have indepth experience in both roll-on and containershipping, the two modes offered by the 12-vessel Navieras fleet.

Mr. Irizarry, PRMMI's new president, previously served as deputy director of the Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Authority (PRMSA) in San Juan. In the steamship business for 13 years, Mr. Irizarry's background includes service with Totem Ocean Trailer Express where he was vice president- operations. Prior to that, he was vice president-operations for Transamerican Trailer Transport in San Juan.

His shipping background also includes service as operations manager for Seatrain in Puerto Rico. Mr. Irizarry launched his maritime career upon retiring from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1965, following 21 years of service. A native of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, he holds a Business Administration degree f r om George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Carr, PRMMI's new senior vice president/marketing, has held important marketing positions in ocean shipping for 25 years. Mr. Carr has served with SeaSpeed and PFEL, Transamerican Trailer Transport, and Grace Lines.

With Transamerican Trailer Transport, which was in the Puerto Rican trade 1968-1974, Mr.

Carr gained in-depth experience in selling roll-on cargo to Puerto Rico in his position as vice president/ marketing. Previously, PRMMI's new marketing director served with Grace Lines for 15 years (1953-68) in the Midwest and New York City.

Mr. Calderon, PRMMI's new senior vice president/administration, moves from San Juan where he was PRMSA's deputy executive director/finance for the past 14 months. Prior to that, he was a consultant on aviation and maritime rates for the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, an agency which he previously served as comptroller for 14 years.

In the financial field for 28 years, Mr. Calderon was also auditor for Puerto Rico's Income Tax Bureau and assistant accounting supervisor for the U.S. Navy in Puerto Rico for four years. Mr. Calderon, a certified public accountant since 1961, is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration.

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