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Two Naval Architects
Join Waller & Assoc.
Frank van Bentem and Michael Pepper have recently joined the naval architectural company of Waller & Associates, Inc., Hous- ton, Texas. Mr. van Bentem, vice president, has spent many years in the shipbuilding and marine consulting industry along the
U.S. Gulf Coast, and was formerly head of his own consulting organization. He holds a degree in marine engineering and naval ar- chitecture from the University of Amster- dam and is a member of The Society of
Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Mr. Pepper joins Waller & Associates as chief naval architect and program manager.
He is a graduate of The University of Michi-
Frank van Bentem Michael Pepper gan with a B.S. degree in naval architecture and is a member of The Society of Naval
Architects and Marine Engineers.
Waller & Associates, Inc. is a diversified
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Bill Cleary Honored
By AWO Board, Moynihan
William F. Cleary, long-time secretary- treasurer of The American Waterways Op- erators, Inc., has been honored by AWO's board of directors and Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan (D-N.Y.) for his outstanding rec- ord with the Association. Mr. Cleary, who has been with AWO since 1952, plans to re- tire this July 31.
A plaque citing his "unselfish dedication and distin- guished service to AWO . . ." was presented recently to William E. Cleary (left), long-time secretary-treas- urer of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. Pre- senting plaque is Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.).
At a recent meeting of AWO's board of directors in Washington, D.C., Mr. Cleary was presented with a plaque citing his "un- selfish dedication and distinguished service to AWO and the barge and towing industry for over a quarter century." In addition to the position of secretary-treasurer, Mr.
Cleary has served as AWO's East Coast rep- resentative in the Association's New York
Senator Moynihan, featured speaker at the
AWO board meeting, prefaced his remarks with a tribute to Mr. Cleary. Senator Moyni- han, chairman of the Senate's Subcommittee on Water Resources, made special note of
Mr. Cleary's significant contributions to mar- itime commerce in the state of New York.
In addition to his role at AWO, Mr. Cleary has served since 1952 as president of the
New York Towboat Exchange and Harbor
Carriers of the Port of New York. He is also executive secretary of the New York State
Among other accomplishments, Mr. Cleary has handled labor negotiations for marine transportation interests in New York Har- bor, and has served as a civil defense advisor for this busy port.
Mr. Cleary also is a member of The Pro- peller Club of the United States, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the Canal Historical Society of New York
Mr. Cleary will be succeeded as AWO sec- retary-treasurer by John J. Connolly, of the
Association's headquarters staff, who was unanimously elected to the position at the board meeting.
AWO is the trade association representing the national interests of the inland and coast- al domestic water transportation industry.
Its membership includes not only water car- riers, but also the shipyards that build and repair vessels for this industry. ^ QeeoMj 18 ZIDELL Maritime Reporter/Engineering News