Gerald A. Gutman, president of Nav-Com Incorporated has announced the appointment of Gary J. Franza to the position of director of marketing. This announcement follows the recent acquisition of Nav-Com by Magnavox Government & Industrial Electronics
John C. Couch has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Matson Navigation Company, and also has been named executive vice president of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Matson's parent company. He had been Matson's executive vice president for the past year.
Carl B. Hakenjos, vice president of William-McWilliams Co., Inc. in New Orleans, La., was elected president of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. at its recent annual meeting at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans.
Matson Navigation Company's twin container barges, Haleakala and Mauna Loa, have been christened and are nearing completion at McDermott Shipyard in New Iberia, La. The 350-foot by 64.5-foot barges will enter service early next year in Matson's
The appointment of Hugh Gait to vice president and general manager of Rockwell International Corporation's Autonetics Marine Systems Division (AMSD) heads the list of key top management promotions within the division. Mr. Gait had served as director of
EPSCO, Incorporated of Westwood, Mass., and Datamarine International, Inc. of Pocasset, recently announced the signing of an O.E.M. agreement for $1.6 million whereby Datamarine will purchase from EPSCO microprocessor- based loran C navigation receivers,
Mangone Shipbuilding Company recently delivered the Western Narrows, an ultramodern, geophysical research and survey vessel with SCR (silicon-controlled r e c t i f i e r ) diesel-electric propulsion, to Western Geophysical Company of Houston.
Raytheon Marine Company of Manchester, N.H., has announced the adoption of the industry's first two-year warranty covering every product in its marine electronics line. The new limited warranty covers all parts for a period of two years and labor
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport. La., has delivered the 145-ft. (44.1 m) supply/ utility boat Wes Bordelon to Bordelon Marine - the first of three nearly identical supply/utility vessels under construction at Bollinger for Bordelon. Like others named after Bordelon family members,
Twenty-seven maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society held in New York City on September 19. This brings to 406 the number of ABS Members.