Marathon LeTourneau Reorganizes Marine And Offshore Operations

Marathon LeTourneau Company, Houston, Texas, a Marathon Manufacturing company, has reorganized its marine and offshore energyrelated operations, it was announced by Charles P. Siess Jr., president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Siess said that the principal changes involve the following management changes in the company's marine operations.

John B. Allison, who served most recently as president of Marathon LeTourneau's Gulf Marine Division shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, will return to the company's Houston offices where he will serve as president-Marathon LeTourneau Marine Company, a newly formed division of Marathon LeTourneau Company to oversee Marathon's consolidated marine businesses.

Mr. Allison joined the Marathon organization in 1971 as project manager at the Singapore facility. After serving in an administrative role in Houston in 1973, he was appointed managing director of Marathon's shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1974. In 1976, he was named president of the Brownsville facility.

David C. Crawford, executive vice president of Marathon LeTourneau Company and Marathon Manufacturing Company, will take early retirement, a decision he announced internally several months ago. However, Mr. Crawford will maintain an affiliation with Marathon through 1986.

Mr. Crawford joined Marathon in 1971 as managing director of the firm's shipyard in the Republic of Singapore. In 1973, he was elected senior vice president and assigned to Marathon's corporate headquarters in Houston where he was elected executive vice president and a director in 1974.

William K. Trimble, who served as president and managing director of the Singapore facility from June 1983 until mid-September 1985 when Marathon completed its earlier announced disengagement from Singapore, will transfer to the Gulf Marine Division, Brownsville, Texas, where he will serve as president.

Mr. Trimble began his career with Marathon in 1972 at the company's Houston office where he was a Project Engineer. In 1973, he was assigned to Brownsville as a Project Manager and in 1976 he transferred to Singapore as assistant production manager.

Marathon is a Penn Central company.

Penn Central manufactures products and supplies services in the areas of electronics, telecommunications, defense and energy.

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