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.
Ralph P. Nolan Jr., chairman, San Diego Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, opened the February meeting in the traditional manner by asking all members and guests to introduce themselves. After an enjoyable social hour and dinner, Roger H.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, N.Y., the oldest four-year naval architecture undergraduate institution in the U.S. developed solely to the education of future naval architects and marine engineers, has announced the election
At its recent board of directors meeting, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., elected Kenneth Evans as vice president-engineering. This promotion reflects his increased responsibilities as head of the growing engineering capability.
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.
John M. Murphy recently joined Pepper Industries, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., as vice president of marketing. A veteran of 30 years at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, also of San Diego, Mr. Murphy will utilize his marketing experience