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Watson To Direct
New Department At
United States Lines
The appointment of Jack E. Wat- son of Oradell, N.J., as director of the newly-established department of industrial relations at United
States Lines, was announced by
E.J. Heine Jr., president of the company. Mr. Watson has been with the company since 1946, for the past live years as director of standards and controls in corpor- ate planning.
Mr. Heine said the new depart- ment will formulate and implement labor agreements with unions, es- tablish comprehensive programs to evaluate employee performance and disseminate information of interest to employees, and generally admin- ister the full-range of industrial and labor relations. The existing per- sonnel department will be merged into this new department.
Mr. Watson joined United States
Lines the year he was graduated from the United States Merchant
Marine Academy. After nearly 17 years at sea as an officer and cap- tain of United States Lines' ves- sels, he was appointed assistant pier superintendent. In that post,
Mr. Watson served at the Brook- lyn Army Terminal and at other
United States Lines' terminals un- til May 1964, at which time he be- came assistant to the company's general operating manager. As di- rector of standards and controls, his duties included the planning of the company's container service to
Europe and the Far East. His re- sponsibilities also included making recommendations as to locations and design of container terminals.
Mr. Watson has been involved in evaluating stevedoring contracts and proposals, particularly in terms of their economic effect on the company.
A native of Clinton County, Mo.,
Mr. Watson attended the Univer- sity of Missouri for one year before enrolling in the U.S. Merchant Ma- rine Academy. He is a member of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Academy's Alumni Associa- tion. A holder of a master's certi- ficate and a lieutenant in the U.S.
Naval Reserve, Mr. Watson is a member of the National Defense
Executive Reserve Unit of the
United States Maritime Adminis- tration.
Names Gary Long To
Engineering Works Div.
Gary Long has been appointed
Eastern sales manager, marine sales department, for the Engi- neering Works Division of Dravo
Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. Long has served as sales en- gineer since joining the company in 1969. He is a graduate of South- ern Illinois University, holds an
M.B.A. degree from Northwestern
University, and is a member of the
Association of Iron and Steel En- gineers and the National Manage- ment Association.
Dravo's Engineering Works Di- vision is engaged in the design and fabrication of a complete range of marine and bulk materials han- dling equipment and specialized heavy machinery.
Spanish Yards Name
Pancontinental In U.S.
Pancontinental Overseas Com- pany, 50 Broadway, New York,
N.Y. 10004, has been appointed ex- clusive U.S. agents for drydocking, repairs and conversion work of
Empresa Nacional "Bazan", a ma- jor Spanish shipyard combine ac- cording to J.R. Kirsten, president of the New York company.
Bazan has repair and drydocking facilities at El Ferrol; Cartagena,
San Fernando and Las Palmas. A drydock capaible of accommodating vessels of 220,000 deadweight tons is presently under construction at
El Ferrol and is scheduled for com- pletion in the spring of 1973.
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