Smith Appointed Senior Vice President For American Steamship

Ned A. Smith has been promoted to senior vice president of American Steamship Company (ASC) of Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement was made by ASC's president and CEO, D. Ward Fuller.

Mr. Smith will continue to be responsible for all marketing and sales department activities and the insurance matters of the company.

In addition, he will now be responsible for all finance and accounting activities.

He began his career with ASC in 1975 as controller. Other positions he has held since then include vice president-finance and vice president- marketing. Prior to joining ASC, he spent five years with Price Waterhouse & Company. He holds a BS degree in commerce and finance from Wilkes College and an MBA from Canisius College.

American Steamship, a subsidiary of GATX Corporation, is in its 78th year of operation. It owns and operates the largest fleet of self-unloaders on the Great Lakes, serving the steel, utility, chemical, cement, and construction industries.

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