Paul J. Staadeker has been elected vice president, Transportation Services for Agri-Trans Corporation in Long Grove, 111., reporting to R.A. Wilson, executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Staadeker will have responsibility for equipment dispatch,
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, Boston, has named Donald L. Caldera to the new post of senior vice president, marketing of its Cincinnati-based marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company. Midland, one of the nation's largest barging operation on the inland and coastal waterways,
Robert M. Loftus has been named president of Ocean Salvors Company, a joint venture of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, and Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco. Mr. Loftus joined Moran Towing & Transportation in 1962 and served in various capacities.
The election of John F. Bandon to the position of vice president and general manager of Curtis Bay Towing Co. of Pennsylvania was recently announced by Malcolm W. MacLeod, president. Mr. Bandon succeeds the former manager of Curtis Bay's Philadelphia, Pa.
At the annual meeting; of the American Waterways Operators, Inc., Harold A. Reinauer (Reinauer Transportation Companies, Inc.) was elected to replace James P. Mc- Allister as regional vice president for 1974. Two new directors were elected. Robert M.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Allied Barge, Inc., P.O. Box 717, Norfolk, Va., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of two flat-deck barges.
Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG) has announced completion of the transaction to acquire the Alamo Barge group of companies. The operating name of the new HNG subsidiary is Alamo Barge Lines, Inc. The previously announced acquisition agreement,
The Northwest Towboat Association recently held its 17th annual membership meeting in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, Bill Epping, General Construction Company, was elected president for the ensuing year. The position of vice president was filled by Warner Nelson,
Three organizational changes and two new staff additions were announced recently in Jeffersonville, Ind., by American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL). Carl Olson, formerly director of dry bulk sales, has been promoted to sales manager for ACBL.
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