W.E. Christiansen Jr. Joins St. Louis Ship
W. Edward Christiansen Jr. has been appointed vice presidentproduction for the Shipbuilding Group of Pott Industries Inc., according to E. Renshaw, Group president.
Mr. Christiansen has had extensive experience in all areas of shipbuilding production from program manager, manager of production control, general superintendent of machinery, director of installation, director of tests and trials, assistant repair manager and production manager at shipyards such as General Dynamics, Ingalls, Lockheed, and Campbell Industries.
Mr. Christiansen was graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture with a B.S. degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. He is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers, and The Propeller Club, and is a registered professional engineer.
In his new position, Mr. Christiansen will be responsible for production activities of St. Louis Ship and Dixie Dredge Corp. in St. Louis, Mo., C a r u t h e r s v i l l e Shipyard Inc. in Caruthersville, Mo., and Paducah Marine Ways Inc. in Paducah, Ky. The three shipyards comprise the Shipbuilding Group of Pott Industries Inc., one of the largest shipbuilding firms on the inland waterways. Pott Industries Inc. is also engaged in inland waterways transportation and o f f s h o r e marine services.