Nineteen N e w Members Elected To American Bureau Of Shipping

Nineteen maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the ship classification society held at ABS headquarters in New York City on September 23, 1985. The new Members are: Klaus Ahlers, chairman, Howaldtswerke- Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel, West Germany.

Ralph Anselmi, president, Tampa Shipyards Inc., Tampa, Fla.

Marshall Ballard, general superintendent, Penrod Drilling Company, Dallas, Texas.

David F. Banks, senior vice president, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, N.Y.

James M. Barrett, deputy director— International Engineering, AT&T Communications, Morristown, N.J.

Curtis Brand, president, Mobil Shipping & Transportation Co., New York, N.Y.

John C. Couch, president and chief operating officer, Matson Navigation Co., San Francisco, Calif.

Arthur Engel, president and chief executive officer, Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif.

Conrad H.C. Everhard, chairman and chief executive officer, Seapac Services Incorporated, New York, N.Y.

Michael J. Finlay, managing director, South African Marine Corporation, Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa.

Christel M. George, assistant secretary, American Bureau of Shipping, New York, N.Y.

Commodore J. William Kime, United States Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Merchant Marine Safety, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Manoel Pio Correa Jr., president director, Ishikawajima do Brasil Estaleiros S.A., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Richard J. Quegan, assistant general manager—fleet planning, Marine Department, Texaco Inc., White Plains, N.Y.

Pedro Sancho, president, Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., Madrid, Spain.

Liselotte von Rantzau-Essberger, Reederei John T. Essberger, Hamburg, West Germany.

Richard H. Vortmann, president and chief operating officer, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.

Kenneth W. Waldorf, senior vice president, Zapata, Corp., Houston, Texas.

William Y.N. Wei, chairman, China Shipbuilding Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan.

The American Bureau of Shipping is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental international classification society that establishes and administers standards, called Rules, for the design, construction, and periodic survey of merchant ships, mobile offshore drilling units, and other marine structures.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 109,  Nov 1985

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