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Kaune Named Assistant
General Manager At
Capt. James E. Kaune, USN (ret.), has been appointed assist- ant general manager of the San
Francisco (Calif.) Division of Todd
Shipyards, according to Carl R.
Meurk, Group vice president-West
Coast, Todd Shipyards Corpora- tion.
Capt. James E. Kaune
Captain Kaune joins the Todd organization after an outstanding
Naval career encompassing more than 30 years of various senior industrial and fleet responsibili- ties. Prior to retirement, his Navy assignments were as Command- ing Officer, Long Beach Naval
Shipyard, and as Supervisor of
Shipbuilding, Conversion and Re- pair, Long Beach. More recently,
Captain Kaune was on the corpo- rate staff of the American Metal
Bearing Co., with responsibilities for Planning, Production Control and Engineering.
Mr. Meurk explained that in his new duties with Todd Ship- yards, San Francisco, Captain
Kaune will be responsible for
Planning and Scheduling, Engi- neering, Estimating, Quality As- surance, and overall administra- tion of Naval Overhaul programs.
R.L. Crocker Promoted
To Manager Of Quality
Assurance At Bath
He has been involved in qual- ity control at the shipyard since 1965, as a technical writer, au- ditor, quality assurance engineer, and then as section head of Ma- terial Surveillance.
Retired as a major from the
U.S. Army Reserve, graduate of both the Army Missile School and
Armor Officer Career Course, Mr.
Crocker joined Bath Iron Works in 1957 in production planning.
Richard D. Rogers Named
To Executive Posts By
Pott Industries Inc.
Richard D. Rogers has been appointed vice president-Engi- neering of the Cora Dock Corpo- ration and manager, Special Proj- ects of Federal Barge Lines by
Pott Industries Inc. The announce- ment was made by Robert A.
Kyle, president of Federal Barge
Lines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pott Industries. Pott is a mem- ber of the Houston Natural Gas
Corporation group of companies.
Mr. Rogers will be responsible for the construction and all as- pects of the future operations of the Cora Dock Coal Terminal.
He has a B.S. degree in me- chanical engineering from Prince- ton University, as well as an
M.B.A. degree from the Univer- sity of Virginia.
Three Key Appointments
Announced At Solus
Ocean Systems, Aberdeen
Solus Ocean Systems have made the following executive appoint- ments as the first part of a planned corporate reorganization to transfer the company's Eu- rope and West Africa headquar- ters from Hounslow, Middlesex to
Colin James has been appointed, manager, unmanned submersibles.
Prior to this appointment, Mr.
James, a submersible pilot, was manager of RCV operations for
Clive Keenlyside has been ap- pointed inspection and project en- gineering sales manager with re- sponsibility for Europe and West
Africa. Mr. Keenlyside has been with Solus Ocean Systems for six years, and was previously man- ager of the company's NDT in- spection service in the North Sea area.
Tony Gilbert has been ap- pointed corrosion control and proj- ect engineering sales manager re- sponsible for Europe and West
Africa. Prior to this appointment,
Mr. Gilbert was paint inspection manager with Solus Schall. He also served as sales and technical manager with Ramco Oil and Ma- rine Services.
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