Dillingham Restructures West Coast Operations— Key Executives Named

A total restructuring of Dillingham Corporation's West Coast maritime transportation operations and the appointment of several key executives was announced recently by J. Joseph Casey, company president and chief executive officer.

The restructuring includes the formation of Foss Maritime, a new operating company, which comprises all of Dillingham Corporation's maritime transportation operations on the West Coast consisting of Foss Launch & Tug Co., Pacific Northwest and Alaska; Dillingham Maritime Services, the company's international ocean towing entity, and Pacific Towboat & Salvage Company (PacTow), Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego. Foss Maritime offices are located in Seattle.

In making the announcement, Mr. Casey stated that Thomas V.

Van Dawark has been named president and CEO of Foss Maritime.

Bruce Robeson, president of Foss Launch & Tug Co. since 1979, has announced his early retirement to pursue other interests and will be working in a consulting capacity to Foss Maritime. Additionally, Sidney D. Campbell, retired chairman of the board of Foss Launch & Tug Co., will be serving on the new Foss Maritime board of directors.

Under the restructuring, Foss Launch & Tug Co. has officially changed its name to Foss Maritime.

PacTow, on the other hand, with operations in California, will continue under its current name as part of Foss Maritime.

Dillingham Corporation is a diversified company with major activities in the construction, maritime and liquid petroleum gas industries.

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