PIMA Established As Shipbuilding/Repair Agents

Louis W. Gomlick, president, announces the formation of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA) for the purpose of representing American and foreign shipbuilding and ship repair facilities and companies manufacturing and servicing marine equipment.

Clifford R. Wise has been appointed managing director.

In order to provide full service to the Agencies constituents, PIMA has established subagents in Beaumont, Texas, and San Francisco, Calif. Trio Leasing & Rentals, James Finger, marketing manager, will represent PIMA in the U.S. Gulf area, including the offshore industry, and H.P. (Bud) Stewart, independent consultant, will be the U.S. West Coast agent.

PIMA has also established a worldwide network of 22 foreign agents covering 40 countries and has been appointed exclusive agent for the following companies: Braswell Shipyards Inc., Charleston, S.C.; Hoboken Shipyards Inc., Hoboken, N.J.; Boland Marine & Mfg. Co., New Orleans, La.; Falmouth Ship Repair, Falmouth, England; Grangemouth Dockyard Ltd., Grangemouth, Scotland; Tyne Shiprepair Ltd., South Shields, England; Vospers Shiprepairs, Southampton, England; Europax Consultants Ltd., Colchester, England; Harris Pye Marine, Ltd., South Wales, U.K.; Marine Engines Specialties, Staten Island, N.Y.; Mecanique Etang Service, Port De Boue, France; River and Offshore Service, Violet, La.; S.M.E.B. Cantiere Navale SpA, Messina, Italy; Steamco Corp., New York, N.Y.; SUD Marine Enterprises, Marseille, France; and Violet Dockport, Violet, La.

Messers. Gomlick, Wise, Finger and Stewart are all former employees of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Shipbuilding Division.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Nov 15, 1983

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