The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its third meeting of the 1976-77 season at The Engineer's Club in Philadelphia, Pa. It was also Past Chairman's Night and was a pleasant occasion for renewal of old friendships for the 65 members and guests.
James R. Wittmeyer has been appointed vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding.
Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc. is a newly established corporation in the Washington, D.C., area, formed by Simon Glatz as president, together with Otto Jons as vice president of engineering, John T. Drewry, vice president of operations, and Jay Dor, director of management sciences.
At the February meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the members were treated to an interesting presentation on the design and construction of World War II U.S. Navy capital ships.
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, recently awarded a contract to Marine Consultants & Designers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, for a conceptual applications study concerning loading, discharge and cargo topping off of bulk carriers.
Design work is beginning at Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., the Seattle-based naval architecture /marine engineering firm, on the Seattle Fire Department's two new 1.6-million-dollar multipurpose harbor service crafts. The recent award culminated a
At the regular monthly meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the attention of the members was directed toward student activities. This has been a special concern of the Section,
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,
The appointment of Edward G. Ogden as chief engineer has been announced by Bernard Delannoy, executive vice president of De- Long Corporation, 29 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006. DeLong is engaged in the design and construction of piers, docks,
The centennial observance of the founding of the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the University of Michigan was linked with the recently held fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.