American Steamship Company Elects Three Executives To Vice Presidential Posts

C.T. Shen, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and Thomas W. Burke, president and chief operating officer of American Steamship Company, a subsidiary of GATX Corporation, have announced the election of three executives, Louis E. Ervin, D. Ward Fuller, and Dennis M.

O'Connor to new posts.

Mr. Ervin, who had been manager- Marine Personnel, has been named vice president-Marine Personnel and Labor Relations.

Mr. Ervin joined American Steamship Company four years ago after working 14 years in Washington, D.C. for the Maritime Administration in several management positions. Prior to that, he worked for several steamship companies in various positions, both ashore and aboard ocean liners. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and Georgetown University.

Mr. Fuller, who had been special assistant to the chairman in New York City, has been named vice president-Finance.

Mr. Fuller is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Business, and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to joining ASC in 1977, Mr.

Fuller was previously engaged in private law practice, corporate banking, and corporate finance, the latter position with ASC's sister subsidiary in San Francisco, Calif., GATX Leasing Corp.

Mr. O'Connor has been elected vice president-Operations in which position he will be responsible for the direction of the engineering, vessel personnel, insurance, and purchasing functions of the company.

Mr. O'Connor has been employed by American Steamship Company since 1969, and served as vice president-Finance and treasurer of the company and its subsidiaries. Mr. O'Connor received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Canisius College, and is a certified public accountant.

GATX provides capital equipment and services for extracting, processing, and distributing dry and liquid bulk materials in North America and overseas. It owns and operates railcars, oceangoing and Great Lakes vessels, and bulk liquid terminals; manufactures industrial and transportation equipment, and provides financing for capital equipment.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 37,  Dec 15, 1978

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