McDermott Unit Names Five New Vice Presidents

Robert K. Richie, president and chief operating officer of the Mc- Dermott Operating Unit of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., announced that five new vice presidents have been named in the Unit.

R.V. Joffrion has been named vice president and general manager, Marine Pipeline and Harvey Fabrication Divisions, McDermott Operating Unit. Mr. Joffrion joined the company in 1961 as a scheduling engineer. He became supervising project engineer in 1970 and division manager of the Harvey Fabrication Division in 1972. Since 1974, he has been senior division manager of the Harvey Fabrication and Marine Pipeline Divisions.

W.D. Howell has been named vice president and general manager, West Africa Area, Oceanic Contractors, Inc. Mr. Howell joined the company in 1971 as a field engineer. He became the manager of the marine pipeline operations in the North Sea branch of Oceanic Contractors in 1977 and manager of the West Africa area in 1978, a position he has held since then.

C.W. Dyerson has been named vice president and general manager manager, Fabrication Divisions, Mc- Dermott Operating Unit. Mr.

Dyerson joined the McDermott Fabricators Division in Morgan City, La., in 1962 as an engineer, became senior division engineer in 1968, and division chief engineer in 1972. He was division manager, McDermott Offshore Division, from 1973 to 1978, when he became division manager of McDermott Fabricators.

W.H. Fraser has been named vice president and general manager, McDermott Engineering- London, Oceanic Contractors, Inc.

Mr. Fraser joined the Oceanic Engineering Services Group in London in 1978 as senior division manager and has held that position until his present appointment.

L.E. Walker has been named vice president and general manager, South East Asia Operations, Oceanic Contractors, Inc. Mr.

Walker joined the company as a field engineer in 1968, and has held engineering positions with Oceanic Contractors in Singapore, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He became manager of offshore operations for McDermott South East Asia Pte. Ltd. in 1977, a position he has held since then.

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