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.
Neil H. Whitehead has been appointed sales engineer f o r the midcontinent region by Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y. In his new position, Mr. Whitehead will be responsible for the sales and service of Alco POWER BOSS diesel engines and parts in the riverboat and industrial diesel markets.
In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
A new concept for powering large passenger vessels, the combined diesel-electric and diesel-mechanical (CODED) system, is the latest outcome of a broader co-operation between leading lights in the Finnish maritime industries. CODED has been developed
An absence of complacency over its position as the global market leader in newbuild construction is demonstrated by Hyundai Heavy Industries' increasing plough-back of earnings into research and technological development. The raised level of annual expenditure on R&D,