John M. Donnelly Jr., president of Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, Tenn., was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., at the Association's annual board of directors meeting in Houston, Texas. AWO is the national
The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,
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.
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,
The Commandant of the Coast Guard has announced the appointment of three additional members to the service's Towing Industry Advisory Committee (TIAC), including former astronaut and retired Navy Captain, James A. Lovell. Captain Lovell is now
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.
Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship, was honored recently by the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), an organization founded in 1976 largely through his efforts. Under Mr. Renshaw's stewardship, the AWSC has grown into a representative national body,
Houston barge company Kirby Corp. recently announced that it signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Sabine Towing & Transportation Co. from Sequa Corp., New York-based parent of Sabine, for $37.25 million. Kirby plans to pay for the purchase with
Joseph Farrell, president of the American Waterways Operators, Inc., reacted strongly to the July 24, 1984 Interstate Commerce Commission's 4 to 0 vote to allow CSX, the nation's second largest railroad to acquire American Commercial Barge Lines, one of the nation's largest barge lines.
A major spokesman for the nation's barge and towing industry said that recent government action to drastically reduce the federal deficit greatly increases the need to establish a government- industry "Users Board," consisting of representatives from