Hugh J. Kelly, president and CEO of the Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co. (ODECO), New Orleans, La., was recently elected chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) for the 1988-89 term. The NOIA board of directors elected Mr.
L.W. Kinderman, president and CEO of Stockham Valves & Fittings, Inc., Birmingham, Ala., and Charles Gray, chairman, FICOTECH, Inc., Kingsport, Tenn., have announced the formation of ajointventure company, Stockham-Ficotech. The new company will manufacture and sell fire safety actuators,
James T. Traylor has been appointed general manager of Halter Marine's Chickasaw, Ala., division, according to James Steadman vice president-special assignments. Before joining Halter, Mr. Traylor had been associated with Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.