J.N. Wood Replaces F.A. Lawrence As President Of Deepsea Ventures

D e e p s e a V e n t u r e s , Inc. of Gloucester Point, Va., recently announced the appointment of James N. Wood as acting president. He replaces Frank A. Lawrence, who has been president of the deep ocean mining firm since July 1977.

Mr. Wood is currently a vice president of Ocean Mining Associates, a position he will retain while heading Deepsea. His present plans are to divide his time b e t w e e n Gloucester Point and Pittsburgh, the location of the OMA office. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served with the Army Air Corps until 1946. After working in Paris for a U.S. company, he joined U.S. Steel in 1953.

He began his association with deep ocean mining in 1974, when U.S. Steel began its involvement in the Deepsea Ventures program.

Mr. Lawrence, who is returning to activities within the Sun Company, originally became associated with Deepsea in May of 1977, when he was assigned responsibilities as OMA's representative onboard the test vessel Deepsea Miner II. His next assignment will be the with Sun Gas Company of Dallas, Texas, where he will head a program for investigating tertiary recovery methods from underground petroleum reserves.

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