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Dravo Mechling Announces

Management Changes In

Southern Operations

Dravo Mechling, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, recently announced a series of management changes related to its operations in the New Or- leans-Baton Rouge, La., area.

Tom Terrell

Tom Terrell has been appointed manager, Southern operations.

Located at Dravo Mechling's fa- cility in Kenner, La., he will be responsible for all operations and personnel in the Baton Rouge and

New Orleans areas as well as op- erations east and west on the

Intracoastal Canal. Mr. Terrell joined Dravo Mechling in 1981 as operations coordinator in New


Reporting to Mr. Terrell will be Phil Payton. In addition to his current responsibilities as super- intendent of barge repair and fleeting in New Orleans, Mr.

Payton will assist Mr. Terrell in overseeing Dravo Mechling's

Southern operations.

Bill Martyn has been named fleet superintendent, Baton

Rouge. In that capacity he will be responsible for all fleet oper- ations in the Baton Rouge area.

Prior to this appointment, Mr.

Martyn was commodity manager, grain, in Dravo Mechling's Pitts- burgh office.

Loyd Murphy has been named barge repair and maintenance superintendent, Baton Rouge. His responsibilities will include all repair and maintenance activities and related personnel and inven- tories in the Baton Rouge area.

St. Louis Ship Appoints

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St. Louis Ship, of St. Louis,

Mo., recently announced the ap- pointment of Stork Services b.v.,

Hengelo, The Netherlands, as the sales and service agency for

FAST sewage systems in France,

Belgium, Holland, Italy, and Ger- many.

Stork Services joins 16 other agencies and distributors around the globe providing local support for FAST marine and offshore sewage treatment systems.

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American Waterways

Shipyard Conference

Officers Elected

The American Waterways Ship- yard Conference met recently in

New Orleans, La., and unani- mously elected officers for the coming year.

Elected were: chairman—Rob- ert W. Greene, president and chief executive officer, Jeffboat,

Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., and vice chairman—Neal S. Platzer, pres- ident, Platzer Shipyard, Inc.,

Houston, Texas. Shipyard Steer- ing Committee members elected for three-year terms expiring in 1986 were: Robert W. Greene,

Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville; Rob- ert Burke, Union Dry Dock and

Repair Co., Weehawken, N.J.; and Walter W. Rody, Port Allen

Marine Service, Inc., Port Allen,


Shipyard Steering Committee members elected for two-year terms expiring in 1985 were: Ed- ward Renshaw, St. Louis Ship,

St. Louis, Mo.; and Jack Miller,

Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh,

Pa. They join the following Steer- ing Committee members — terms expiring in 1984: George Fergert,

Gretna Machine & Iron Works,

Inc., Harvey, La.; Robert Kenny,

HBC Barge, Inc., Brownsville,

Pa.; and Daniel J. Larsen, Du- wamish Shipyard, Inc., Seattle,

Wash. Term expiring in 1985 —

Neal S. Platzer, Platzer Shipyard,

Inc., Houston, Texas.



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