June 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

I M O Pump D i v i s i o n Names G e o r g e E. P o n t on M a r i n e Sales M a n a g er

George E. Ponton has been appointed Marine Sales Manager for the IMO Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., of Transamerica Delaval Inc., it was announced recently by Christopher W. Smith, marketing manager.

Mr. Ponton comes to IMO Pump Division from Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc., where he was manager of the Southeast Division, responsible for business development, marketing and supervision of numerous marine projects including ship design and construction.

A 1968 graduate of New Mexico State University with a B.S.

degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Ponton began his career as a mechanical engineer at Long Beach Naval Shipyard in the Piping Design Branch. After two years there, he joined Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries where he designed piping systems for shipboard gas turbine and steam propulsion systems.

Upon leaving Ingalls, he joined Nashville Bridge Co. as Marine Engineering Section chief, designing marine mechanical, piping, HVAC and electrical systems.

Before going to Advanced Marine Enterprises in 1977, Mr.

Ponton held several management positions at another naval architecture/ marine engineering firm where he was responsible for engineering and design of naval and commercial shipboard systems and components.

Author and presenter of numerous studies, reports and professional papers, Mr. Ponton was also an instructor for Marine Piping Design at the Virginia Beach, Va., campus of Tidewater Community College. He currently holds memberships in The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the United States Naval Institute.

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