James A. Thompsen has been appointed n a t i o n a l m a r k e t i ng m a n a g e r , commercial products, for Woolsey Marine, according to Seth R. Schneible, vice president of the 127-year-old marine coatings firm. In his new post Mr. Thompsen will
France Telecom is pushing hard to advance its position as a single source communications and IT services provider. Corporate consolidation and technological evolution in the maritime satcom domain continue to subdue pricing, helping to level the playing field among service providers.
Continuing its tradition of supporting academic excellence, Crowley Maritime Corp. recently presented Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Mark Miller, director of corporate communications for Crowley,
Capt. Clifford W. Sandberg, USMS (Ret.), was the honored guest at the season's last meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. A member of SNAME since 1945, he was for many years chairman of the Section's Membership Committee,