Van Dawark Appointed President Of Dillingham Maritime Division

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Thomas V. Van Dawark, vice president and general manager of Foss Alaska Line, Seattle, Wash., has been named president, Dillingham Maritime-Ocean Transportation Services Division.

The announcement was made by David B. Ballash, Dillingham group vice president-maritime. The Ocean T r a n s p o r t a t i on Services Division, headed by Mr. Van Dawark, is part of Honolulubased Dillingham Corporation's maritime group and comprises Ocean Transportation Services, Inc. of Houston, Texas, and the Dillingham Maritime ocean marketing services group, based in Seattle, Wash.

Ocean Transportation Services, Inc. is active in coastal and ocean towing, barging, and related maritime services within the Gulf Coast area. The company, formed characin July 1980, offers worldwide shipping operations with special emphasis on handling of cargoes bound to and from Mexico, as well as Central and South American countries.

Mr. Van Dawark is also responsible for the Dillingham Maritime ocean marketing services group with offices in Seattle; Anchorage, Alaska; San Francisco, Calif.; Houston; and New York City. The group handles the mar keting of all Dillingham Maritime's offshore towing and transportation services.

Mr. Van Dawark joined Foss Alaska Line, part of Dillingham's maritime group, in 1976, and held a variety of positions with the company prior to being named vice president and general manager in November 1979. Before joining Foss Alaska Line, he was with Matson Navigation Co. and American President Lines.

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