Star Lines Names Ansari Vice Pres./lranian Sales

Jeffrey M. Driesen, vice president, marketing and sales of Star Lines Shipping Co., Inc., has announced the appointment of Hassan Ansari to the p o s i t i o n of vice president/Iranian sales.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr.

Driesen said, "Mr. Ansari's appointment reflects our continued growth in the Middle East trade, where we are the single largest container carrier in Iran." Mr. Ansari previously served as executive director for Arya National Shipping Lines in the United States. Prior to this association, he served in numerous positions within Iran, working directly for the Iranian Government, including serving as Deputy Managing Director for the Industrial Management Institute in Teheran and Director General of the Budgeting, Organization, and Methods Bureau for the Ministry of Economy.

In his new position, Mr. Ansari will concentrate on Iranian Government sales, both in the military and commercial areas.

Mr. Driesen noted that Mr. Ansari joins William Decker and Frank Monteleone, who currently represent the Star Lines sales force.

Star Lines' multipurpose container vessels provide service between New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, New Orleans, and Houston to Bandar Shahpour, Iran, as well as Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Its recently established West Coast land bridge makes it possible for West Coast shippers to get their goods to the Persian Gulf with an ocean transit time of 23 days.

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