Hoffert Marine Inc. Names Byrne Exec. VP
William H. Byrne has been named executive vice president for sales of Hoffert Marine Inc., by Paul E. Hoffert, president of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that is one of the nation's leading suppliers of deck and engine equipment for merchant marine and Naval vessels. Hoffert Marine also maintains offices in Lyndhurst, N.J., serving the Port of New York-New Jersey, and in Norfolk, Va., and Houston, Texas.
Mr. Byrne, a native of Hackensack, N.J., attended Dartmouth College, and served with distinction in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and Korea. He started his maritime career with the noted firm of naval architects, Gibbs & Cox, and was associated with Cosmopolitan Shipping Company, and Marine Engine Specialities Corporation, all of New York City.
For 13 years, Mr. Byrne traveled the world as vice president of international sales for Sealol, Inc. Prior to his new position, he headed up Byrne Associates, Jacksonville, Fla., U.S. representatives for MIK, Ltd., Australia, makers of propeller shaft seals.
The new executive vice president of Hoffert Marine is a member of The Jacksonville Propeller Club, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the Marine Square Club.