Moran-Thibodeaux Names Captain North Vice President-Sales

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Capt. C.R. North has been appointed vice president-sales of M o r a n - T h i b o d e a u x Shipping Agencies, Inc., it was announced by F. Robert Black, president and chairman of the board. Captain North will be headquartered in the World Trade Building in Houston, Texas, with sales responsibilities covering the Texas and Gulf Coast areas. Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc., headquartered in Providence, R.I., is the principal owner of Moran- Thibodeaux Shipping Agencies of Houston, a principal of Kurz- Moran Shipping Agencies of New York City, and manages operations for both of these agencies.

Captain North rose to the position of director, U.S. operations, Marine Department, Gulf Trading and T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Company, having begun his career as a seaman on tankers early in World War II. Before the end of the war, he had become a licensed officer, and by 1963 held an unlimited master mariner's license.

His 21 years of sea duty was followed by 14 years of shoreside experience in marine operations. According to Mr. Black: "Captain North's 35 years of experience in the tanker trade, together with his service on the Industry Committee of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping, extensive committee activities with the American Petroleum Institute, and the Oil Companies Institute for Marine Pollution Compensation, will provide invaluable assets to the Moran Companies in our continuing expansion program." Captain North also is the immediate past national president of The Propeller Club of the United States, which covers almost 100 ports with a membership of over 14,000.

Of significant importance is Captain North's "pilots endorsement" for Aransas, Corpus Christi, Texas ; for Sabine, Bar and Main Ship Channel to Port Arthur, Texas; for Port St. Joseph, Fla., and for Charleston, S.C. In addition to extensive studies in courses related to many phases of marine operations, Captain North is a graduate of the Gulf Management Course.

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