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IMODCO Names Blair Kerr
Blair M. Kerr has been ap- pointed vice president-special projects for IMODCO, Los An- geles, Calif., the pioneer offshore marine terminal company, presi- dent Bernard Frankel announced recently.
Mr. Kerr most recently served as vice president-business devel- opment.
In his new position, Mr. Frankel says, Mr. Kerr has the responsi- bility for company activities in three primary areas: (1) general marine engineering and naval ar- chitecture relating to marine de- sign, engineering and technical services other than in the Single
Point Mooring field IMODCO has been engaged in since 1958; (2) offshore floating plants, in- cluding early production/storage systems, process plant and power generation vessels; (3) special projects in selected activities such as offshore loading of cold- temperature liquids, offshore slurry loading and transporta- tion, port development and spe- cialized marine transportation requirements.
Mr. Kerr joined IMODCO in 1971 as area representative for
Southeast Asia, the Southwest
Pacific, and Australia. He served as managing director-IMODCO
Limited, and IMODCO vice presi- dent-European area, 1972-79, be-
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Blair M. Kerr fore being named vice president- business development.
He graduated from the Royal
Australian Naval College and the
Royal Naval Engineering College in the United Kingdom, and served with the Royal Australian
Navy from 1949 through 1965, resigning with the rank of lieu- tenant commander (engineer).
IMODCO is a unit of AMCA
International Corporation, the
U.S. subsidiary of AMCA Inter- national Limited (formerly Do- minion Bridge) of Montreal.
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Muenzen Appointed VP
At Sea-Land Industries
N. Gerard Muenzen has been appointed vice president of pur- chasing at Sea-Land Industries
Inc. of Menlo Park, N.J., an af- filiate of the Sea-Land Service containership operator, accord- ing to the company.
The firm's director of purchas- ing since 1973, Mr. Muenzen will take responsibility for the acqui- sition of goods and services need- ed by the Sea-Land group of firms, the transportation group of R.J. Reynolds Inc. of Winston-
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