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MR. F. S. Bayshrr has been appointed Midland manager of Silentbloc, Ltd.
MR. F. W. R. Moony has bccn appointed assistant sales manager, in charge of commercial vehicles, of K.J. Motors, Ltd.
MR. J. E. DRINKWATER, Tecalcmit. Ltd.. factory manager, is touring the United States to consolidate the company's existing business associations.
MR. L. F. G. HAND lias been appointed the first general fleet engineer of Smedley's, Ltd., and will be based at the company's head office at Whyteleafe.
MR. J. A. TEARE has been appointed manager of the Aldershot branch of the Haselmere Motor Co. He was formerly with Keith and Boyle (London), Ltd.
MR. J. E. PEARSON has been appointed sales representative for Lancashire by the Sheepbridge Equipment. Ltd. (Foundry Division). and Sheepbridge Alloy Castings. Ltd.
MR. A. B. B. VALENTINE, chairman of London Transport, has been succeeded as a member of the British Transport Commission's Southern Area Board by MR. DENYS L. T. °PPE.
MR. H. J. HORNSBY, general sales manager of the International Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd., has returned from a successful investigation into the synthetic rubber market in southern Africa.
GEN. VALI ANSARI, Iranian Minister of Roads and Communications and DirectorGeneral of the Iranian State Railways, arrived on Tuesday on a 10-day visit to Britain as guest of the Board of Trade.
MR. F. A. CLEMINSON has been appointed sales director of Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd. in succession to MR. JACK W. FoiLerr, whose retirement was announced last month. Mr. Cleminson has been the company's sales manager since 1955.
MR. H. E. Ells has assumed control of all publicity projects of A.C.V., Ltd., under the new title of publicity manager. The former advertising manager, MR. L. E. CRUMP, will continue to deal with paid advertising and will be known as assistant publicity manager.
MR. W. R. BOOTH has become financial director and secretary of the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Co. (Great Britain), Ltd. MR. BOOTH, who was previously managing director of Goodyear-Cuba, succeeds MR. H. A. BRUNDAGE, who has returned to the Goodyear headquarters at Akron. Ohio.
MR. R. T. KNOWLES flies to Johannesburg on Tuesday to become the sales director of the new South African A.E.C. company. For many years he was sales representative in the Carlisle. Sheffield and Newcastle areas before being appointed regional sales manager for the eastern central area of England.
Ma. TIIOMAS BYRNE has been appointed labour liaison officer of Coras lompair Eireann.
MR. JOHN PRICE, general sales manager of Pollard Bearings, Ltd., has gone to North America for business consultations in Montreal. Toronto, Detroit and New York, MR. G. A. F.sarmiN. export representative of Stenor. Ltd., has left for a Continental tour which will take him to Switzerland. Austria. Western German!, and Portugal.
MR, LIS I ER GILL. manager for the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas of Power Petroleum Co., Ltd., for the past six years, has been promoted divisional manager.
MR. COLIN MCINNES has been appointed chief project engineer for the newly formed solids handling pump division of Mackay Industrial Equipment, Ltd., Feltham. Middx.
MR. L. P. LEE is to Succeed MR. A. V. Mucus! as chairman of the British Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers' Association. MR. H. DEsmoND CARTER will be vice-chairman.
MR. GEORGE SKINNER, Who has recently retired from A.C.V. Sales, Ltd., Southall, has joined the staff of Commercial Vehicle Repairs (Essex), Ltd, Basildon, in the capacity of sales manager.
DR. R. C. PARKER, research director of Ferodo. Ltd., has left for a tour of the United States where he will hold technical discussions with the S. K. Wellman Co. and the Bendix Aviation Corporation.
MR. A. B. GaifFrrits. who was Sheffield City Treasurer from 1927-1948, has requested to be relieved of all executive duties with Kennings, Ltd. MR. Gan7Frrits, who is 76, remains on the board.
MR. ALEXANDER KrrsoN, of Edinburgh, has been appointed general secretary of the Scottish Horse and Motormen's Association in succession to the late Mr. John Brannigan. He was appointed national organizer in 1956 and became assistant general secretary this year.
MR, RANDOLPH W. LADBROOKE has resigned his directorship of David Brown Construction Equipment, Ltd.. in order to devote his full time to Arthur Bray, Ltd.. marine engineers, Poole, Dorset, and Marine Power (Poole). Ltd., of which companies he is managing director.
MR. WILLIAM J. HAFtDMAN has been appointed manager of the industrial plastics department of Armstrong Cork Company, Ltd. He was previously with Formica, Ltd. Also appointed to the industrial plastics department, as a senior representative, is MR. J. M. BRANDOM, who was formerly with the Leathercloth Division of I,C.I.