Tore Steen Appointed President And CEO, West State, Inc.

West State, Inc. (WSI) recently announced that Tore Steen has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Mr. Steen will assume the role from Doug Watson, owner of WSI, who will become chairman. WSI is one of three major marine repair companies in Portland, Ore.

Mr. Steen has a diversified and international background and achievements in founding and building organizations as well as in managing public and private companies.

He was president of Flexi- Van Leasing Corporation, one of the world's largest lessors and operators of shipping containers and chassis, and president of Chemco International and NMR of American, and executive vice president of WTD Industries.

West State, Inc. was founded in 1986 and operates its ship repair facilities on the premises of the Port of Portland. Clients include all of the major oil shipping companies operating on the West Coast, including Chevron, Exxon and Texaco, as well as the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration, the Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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