Howson Elected President And COO Of McDermott's Marine Construction Unit

James E. Cunningham, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of McDermott Incorporated, New Orleans, has announced that Robert E. Howson has been elected president and chief operating officer of its Marine Construction Unit. This unit is responsible for providing worldwide engineering and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry. He replaces Robert K. Richie who has resigned for personal and health reasons.

Mr. Howson joined the company in 1957 in the engineering department in Harvey, La., and in 1963 was named chief engineer for the offshore division. From 1964 until 1972 he was employed by Ingram Contractors, Inc., serving as a senior vice president. He returned to McDermott in 1972 as vice president with responsibility for South and Central America, and was named group vice president for the North Sea in 1974.

This area of operations included Europe and the United Kingdom.

In 1980, he was named senior vice president and group executive, McDermott Engineering.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 15,  May 1981 California

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