Bird-Johnson Appoints Green To Great Lakes, Nielson To Gulf Coast

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass.—a leading supplier of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems—has named Erwin (Ed) D. Green Great Lakes regional manager, and has appointed Carl R. Nielson sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. In their respective positions, both will be responsible for the marketing of KaMe- Wa controllable-pitch propellers and thrusters, as well as SKF OK-type shaft couplings.

Mr. Green brings extensive marketing and manufacturing experience to his position. Prior to joining Bird-Johnson, he was employed for six years as manager of Business Planning and Special Projects, Babcock & Wilcox Company, specializing in nuclearpowered propulsion, navigation and water-treatment systems. An additional 10 years was spent in business planning and market research with Goodyear Aerospace and General Precision, Inc. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in engineering management from Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey.

As Great Lakes regional manager, Mr. Green will be based at Bird-Johnson Company's regional office in Westlake, Ohio. He is currently a member o'f the American Marketing Association, Cleveland Chapter, and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Mr. Nielson also brings years of experience to his position, having represented various suppliers to the marine industry since the 1950s. In his previous assignment with Baldt Inc., an international manufacturer of mooring equipment, Mr. Nielson serviced owners, shipyards, drilling contractors, marine supply distributors and offshore service companies in the Gulf Coast area. Other assignments of note include experience as a sales engineer for hydrocarbon equipment, and employment with National Supply Company, division of Armco Steel.

As sales engineer for Bird- Johnson, Mr. Nielson will be based at the company's regional office in Houston, Texas, working in conjunction with Jim Darby, also a sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. Mr. Nielson is a graduate of the U.S. Maritime Service Officers Candidate School, Connecticut.

In addition, he has received his master's license, any ocean, any gross tonnage, from the United States Coast Guard. Full membership is held in The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

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