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John I. Ykema Named
Chief Technical Officer
At SPD Technologies
John I. Ykema
John I. Ykema has been elected vice president and chief technical officer for SPD Technologies.
In his new capacity, Mr. Yke- ma's responsibilities include the evaluation and marketing of SPD's technical program capabilities. He is also responsible for technical re- view and oversight of the company's development programs.
Mr. Ykema previously served as vice president of engineering, a posi- tion held since the 1987 manage- ment buyout of Gould Inc.'s Sys- tems Protection Division Unit to create SPD Technologies. SPD
Technologies is one of the largest producers of military circuit break- ers and a world leader in advanced electrical protection equipment de- signed for harsh operating environ- ments. Headquartered in Philadel- phia, the company has service, re- pair and overhaul facilities across the U.S. and serves military markets throughout the world.
Two More VLCCs
Ordered By Tokyo Tanker
The Tokyo Tanker Company has placed an order for two 250,000-dwt tankers, one with Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries and the other with Ishi- kawajima-Harima Heavy Indus- tries.
Tokyo Tanker's fleet of VLCCs will be brought up to five with these two vessels. These orders follow the delivery of the 254,108-dwt Nisseki
Maru in April of last year.
AWSC Elects New Officers
At Tampa, Fla., Meeting
The American Waterways Ship- yard Conference (AWSC) recently held its first membership meeting for 1989 in Tampa, Fla. At this meeting, the shipyard conference elected its officers for 1989.
C.H. Walters, National Mainte- nance & Repair, Inc., was elected to serve as chairman for 1989, and
John L. Roper IV, Norshipco
Brambleton, was elected to serve as vice chairman. The members also elected the following to serve as members of the Shipyard Steering
Committee, terms to expire in 1991:
Collins Brent, Superior Boat
Works, Inc.; Robert W. Greene,
Jeffboat/Louisiana Dock Company; and K.A. Wheeler, Walker Boat
The membership extensively dis- cussed the current legislative initia- tive which redefines the term re- build as contained in the Second
Proviso of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly referred to as the Jones Act. The membership voted to recommend to the AWO board of directors that the Associa- tion continue its efforts to enact leg- islation and to endorse the action to broaden the scope of the legislation to include all domestic trades—fish- ing, coastwise and Great Lakes— and not limit activities to the fishing industry.
Wayne LaGrange, Jeffboat, and Gasper D'Anna, Platzer
Shipyard, Inc., briefed the members on the activities of the Shipyard
Employment Standards Advisory
Committee. This advisory commit- tee was established by the Depart- ment of Labor to complete the ef- fort to establish one set of stream- lined safety and health regulations for the shipbuilding and repair in- dustry.
The next full meeting was sched- uled for June 22-23, in Denver, Colo.
The program for this meeting will concentrate on educating the mem- bership on environmental issues facing the industry.
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TB Series Clutches are designed to meet the needs of excep- tional high - torqued applications and are dimensionally inter- changeable with all torque bar series ma- rine clutches. The hard rubber coated torque bars and induction hardened torque bar side plate holes reduce main- tenance. The TB Series is available in new or remanufactured sizes 20TB60 through 42TB65, 14TB10 through 32TB10. Replacement parts for 1200 Series also available.
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