St. Louis Ship Announces Management Appointments At Engine Repair Division

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The appointment of A1 Spaete to the position of manager of the newly established engine repair division was announced by Edward Renshaw, president of St.

Louis Ship. At the same time, Mr. Renshaw announced the appointment of James V. Bishop as administrative manager of the division.

The engine r e p a i r d i v i s i o n, housed in a new 8,400-square-foot overhaul facility at 3460 South Broadway in St. Louis, has been developed to provide full, professional marine diesel and marine equipment repair services throughout the United States. Mr. Spaete, a 27-year employee of St. Louis Ship, has served the company in numerous positions, most recently as manager of machinery. In addition to his duties as manager of the engine repair division, Mr. Spaete is also superintendent of the machine shop and directs the river trials and startup of machinery on all new towboats. He brings with him to his new position substantial experience in all phases of diesel, steering gear, and machinery repair and maintenance.

Mr. Bishop was transferred within St. Louis Ship from the company's former subsidiary, The Dixie Dredge Corp., where he was its general manager prior to its sale. He came to St. Louis Ship in 1977 f r om Hunter Spring Co., Hatfield, Pa., where he successfully guided the company into international markets.

St. Louis Ship is a division of Pott Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Houston Natural Gas Corporation.

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