John Kuchta Joins Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation

Richard M. Currence, president of the Offshore Marine Services Division of Pott Industries, St.

Louis, Mo., has announced that John P. Kuchta Jr. has joined Gulf Mississippi Marine Corporation, New Orleans, La., as sales representative for the company's North Sea and European activities.

Mr. Kuchta, a graduate of Louisiana State University, brings with him several years of sales experience in the offshore marine transportation field. He and his family will reside in Edinburgh, Scotland, although his sales effort will take him throughout the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Europe.

Pott Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG).

Pott Industries' Offshore Marine Services Division maintains a fleet of 93 vessels, and provides a full range of offshore marine transportation service on a worldwide basis. Its fleet consists of seagoing tugs, combination towing/ supply vessels, supply vessels, offshore deck barges and crew/ utility boats.

HNG's other lines of business include construction and repair of barges and towboats, inland waterways transportation, intrastate natural gas transmission, oil and gas exploration and production, coal mining and production, and marketing of industrial gases.

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