Three Key Appointments Announced In Marine Department At Texaco

James A. Cole Jr., vice president in charge of Texaco Inc.'s Marine Department, has announced the following appointments : Robert 0. Sanders, manager- chartering, succeeding Robert G. Gingrow who elected to take early retirement on June 1, 1981, after 37 years of service; James F. Gaffney, manager-economics and planning, succeeding Mr. Sanders; and Erwin A. Harisch, manager-operations, succeeding Mr. Gaffney.

All three will continue to be located in the company's Harrison, N.Y., offices.

Mr. Sanders was graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College of tHe City University of New York. He had joined Texaco in 1958 in the U.S. Marketing Department and transferred to the Marine Department in 1963. He was named assistant managerchartering in 1973 and manager, economics and planning in 1976.

Mr. Gaffney was graduated in 1953 with a third mate's license from the Royal College of Technology in Glasgow, Scotland, and received his master's license in 1962. He had joined Texaco Overseas Tankship Limited in London in 1959 and subsequently sailed as master aboard Texaco tankers.

He was named marine superintendent in the London office in 1974. In 1980 he was assigned to the Harrison offices of Texaco Inc., as manager-operations.

Mr. Harisch was graduated in 1948 from the New York State Maritime Academy with a marine engineer's license and joined Texaco in 1949 as an engineer aboard Texaco tankers. He obtained his chief engineer's license in 1953.

He was named inspector-new construction in the Marine Department in New York in 1957, and superintendent-maintenance and repairs for the Texaco Panama fleet in 1962. In 1973 he was named manager-maintenance and repairs for the Marine Department of Texaco Inc.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Aug 1981 Robert A. Grant

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