Hermann Helms Named VP-International For Lykes Bros. Steamship
Hermann Christian Helms has been named to the newly created position of vice president-international for Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, Lykes chairman Joseph T. Lykes Jr. announced. Mr. Helms, who will be based in Bremen, West Germany, will serve as the senior representa- tive of Lykes in Europe, the United Kingdom, Africa, the Near East, and Mideast, including the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc nations of Europe. He will advise the management of Lykes Lines Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, throughout Europe and Africa on matters pertaining to sales and marketing programs and operations matters. In addition, Mr. Helms will work closely with Lykes headquarters in New Orleans in the development of long-range planning, including expansion in new services.
He was employed by Lykes from 1946 until 1951, serving both in Bremen and New Orleans. Upon leaving the company he joined Hansa Lines in Bremen, where he moved through the executive ranks and served as chairman of the Hansa executive board. He had also served as chairman of the German Shipowners' Association, Hamburg, and was one of the organizers of the three-nation Atlantic S.p.A. (Genoa, Italy) Container Line between North America and western Mediterranean ports.