Bird-Johnson Appoints Lapp Gulf Coast Manager, Expands Sales Force

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations.

He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala.

James B. Travis Jr. has been named manager, propeller sales for Bird-Johnson's fixed-pitch propeller product line. He will be based out of their Gulf Coast Operations offices in Pascagoula, Miss., and will provide the technical and sales liaison between the company and its U.S. and Canadian distributor network as well as for commercial, government and international activity.

John L. Lovasz joined Bird- Johnson Company in the position of manager, marine sales. He will be responsible for all U.S. sales and marketing activities for Bird-Johnson Company products.

Bird-Johnson Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Axel Johnson Inc., New York, N.Y. They are engaged in the sale and manufacture of a wide range of marine propulsion products, including controllable- pitch propellers, waterjets, and related propulsion system accessories.

Axel Johnson Inc. is engaged in five lines of business: environmental products, metals, telecommunications, energy and materials handling, and industrial products.

Both are members of the Axel Johnson Group, Stockholm, Sweden.

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