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,
Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, a leader in the development of the U.S. Navy's revolutionary Aegis weapons system, retired recently after 42 years of Naval service. His last assignment was a deputy commander for weapons and combat systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command.
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has already established a name for itself with its finite element analysis (FEA) work that has enhanced designs on a variety of vessels on a broad-spectrum range — from passenger vessels to offshore oil platforms.
Capt. George H. Evans has been appointed general manageroperations of the Mediterranean/ Mid-East Division of Prudential Lines. Captain Evans has had an extensive career in shipping, first as a commander of ships (the British vessels Nailsea Meadow,
Captain Ralph Diaz was recently elected president of the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association at the association's recent meeting. The association represents 46 barge and fleet operations in the New Orleans area. Captain Diaz is operations manager for towing and fleeting with T.
The HMAS Adelaide, the first of three guided missile frigates to be built for the A u s t r a l i a n Government, was recently launched at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation Seattle (Wash.) Division. Five others of the same design are being built at Todd- Seattle for the United States Navy.
Appointments of three new vice presidents have been announced by The Ansul Company, Marinette, Wis. They are Hugh M. Laumeister, vice president of Marketing; Leonard R. Kroll, vice president and general manager of the Fire Systems Division; and Henry E.
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point.
Guided Missile Frigate USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23) was delivered to the Navy recently after completion of its Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) by the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, it was announced recently by Len M.
James F. Gaffney, general manager, distribution and operations, Texaco Limited London, was recently named president and chief operating officer of Texaco Marine Services Inc. Mr. Gaffney succeeds William R. Cumming who will retire following more than 28 years of service with the company.