Burton Shipyard Inc. Names Three Officers

As a part of a complete reorganization, Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently announced the following appointments: Gene M. Woodfin, chairman of the board and chief executive officer; Nathan M. Smythe, president and chief operating officer; and Ronnie Moerbe, vice president and general manager.

Mr. Woodfin, an attorney, retired in January 1981 from Marathon Manufacturing Co. as chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

Mr. Smythe started his marine career at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. in 1941. Following Newport News he worked at Higgins Industries, Avondale Shipyards, Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Litton Industries, Equitable Shipyards, Inc., and Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co.

Mr. Moerbe was chief estimator and chief engineer at Burton prior to his latest promotion.

Burton Shipyard, Inc. has specialized in the offshore supplytug type vessels, having delivered more than 100 vessels of this type to the trade. Currently, Burton is engaged in the construction of seven tuna purse seiners for Van Camp Sea Foods of San Diego, Calif. One hull has been delivered, with another scheduled for delivery Oct. 1, 1981.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 54,  Sep 1981

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