Siess Will Chair NOIA's Pro-Leasing Task Force

Charles P. Siess Jr., president and chief executive officer of Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, has been named 1985-86 chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Pro- Leasing Task Force. The announcement was made by NOIA president Charles D. Matthews. As chairman of this program, Mr. Siess succeeds Paul L. Kelly, vice president- industry & government relations, for the Rowan Companies, Inc.

Pro-Leasing is an advocacy program to promote oil and gas development on America's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It seeks to enhance public understanding of the reasons to lease the OCS and unlock its needed natural resources. The program's goal is to inform members of the Congress, the media, and the American people of the importance of OCS leasing to the nation's well-being.

The Pro-Leasing Program has organized NOIA member companies on a state-by-state basis to provide an effective voice nationwide in support of the government's OCS leasing program, and to oppose Congressional restrictions on OCS development.

In addition to serving as chairman of the Task Force, Mr. Siess is a member of the Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of the National Ocean Industries Association.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Aug 1985

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