The new mana g er of Barrow-inFurness Corporation Transport Department is Mr.
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Thomas Marsden, the deputy manager to Bournemouth Corporation Transport Dept. Mr. Marsden takes up his duties in the New Year. He succeeds Mr. Albert Burrows who has been appointed manager of the Chesterfield Corporation Transport Dept. and who went to Barrow from the Lancaster Corporation Transport Dept.
Three new directors have been appointed to the board of Rubery Owen (Warrington) Ltd., Cleveleys Road, Sankey, Warrington, rear axle manufacturer. They are Mr. C. Muskeft who is now works director and joined the company as an apprentice in 1929; Mr. S. 11. Hooper, now a director and secretary, and Mr. R. L. Lucas, who is a director and commercial manager.
Mr. C. H. Lennon, who is at present assistant chief engineer of Eastern National Omnibus Co. Ltd., has been appointed chief engineer of Lincolnshire Road Car Co. Ltd., with effect from January 1, 1963.
Mr. E. A. Butcher has been appointed area manager, Worthing, of Southdown Motor Services Ltd., in succession to Mr. R. E. Lephard, who retires on December 31, 1962, after 31 years' service with the company.
Mr. John M. Cummings has been appointed managing director of E. R. Howard Ltd., manufacturer of Autobrite and " 3-In-One " products, to succeed Mr. Peter Painter who has now retired from the business, Mr. V. C. Carr has been appointed area sales manager (Midlands) of the Mechanical Products Division of the John Bull Rubber Co. Ltd., Leicester.
Mr. L. Hilburn and Mr. C. R. Samms have been appointed area sales managers for the south-east and south-west regions of Metalastik Ltd., respectively.
Mr. John Shellard has been appointed export manager of Metalastik Ltd. and the Mechanical Products Division of the John Bull Rubber Co. Ltd.
Mr. D. R. Burrows has been appointed assistant advertising manager of the Tyre Group, Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. He will be located at Fort Dunlop, Birmingham.
Mr. Frank F. Fowler, who for many years has served as an employers' spokesman on the Road Haulage Wages Council, has indicated that, for reasons of health, he will not be seeking re-election to the panel. Mr. Fowler is a member of the R.H.A. national council.
Transport and services manager of Burslem Co-operative Society for the past two years, Mr. Thomas G. Kilsby has been appointed to succeed Mr. Maurice Machin as transport manager of Parkstone and Bournemouth Society.
Mr. H. R. Whitboum has been appointed manager of the Municipal Division of Dennis Bros. Ltd., Guildford, Surrey.
Mr. H. Durrant, who has been with Barimar Ltd., for over 43 years, has been elected a director of the company; this follows the recent death of Mr. C. W. Brett, the founder. Mr. C. A. E. Baxter has been made assistant manager.
Mr. George Dodson-Wells, managing director of British Transport Advertising Ltd. has been appointed chairman of the Public Service Vehicle Advertising Committee for 1963.
Herr Kurt Sctuneisser, 53-year-old former East German commercial counsellor in Iraq and Sweden, has been appointed director-general of the Leipzig Fair Office.
Simms Motor and Electronics Corporation Ltd. announces the appointment of four new directorships within the Group. Mr. R. G. Sutton becomes a director of Horstman Ltd. of Bath and R. F. Landon and Partners Ltd., of Colnhrook. Mr. H. R. Ross becomes a director of A. R. Parsons and Co. Ltd., and London Colney Service Station (1947) Ltd., of London Colney, Herts.
Mr. J. F. Cox has been appointed secretary of the Western Area of the Road Haulage Association as from the beginning of 1963. He succeeds Mr. Arthur G. Akers. Mr. Akers is the longest-serving area secretary in the R.H.A., having started in February, 1935. During World War II he played a leading part in running the livestock movement section of the Ministry of Food. He was awarded the M.B.E. in the 1960 New Year Honours list. Mr. Akers will continue for the time being to act 55 Western Division secretary for the Traders Road Transport Association.
Mr. Michael Rourke has been appointed assistant traffic Manager of Trent Motor Traction Co. Ltd., in succession to Mr. J. C. Clymo.
Tributes to his services to the transport industry were paid to Mr. Ivo Townsend in the Edinburgh court last week, on the Scottish deputy Licensing Authority's retirement for reasons of health. Mr. T. Campbell Wardlaw, Mr. D. Brown and Mr. I. S. Buchanan expressed the good wishes of the legal fraternity for Mr. Townsend's enjoyment of his retirement.
WE regret to record the deaths of Mr. Stewart Cole, Mr. J. A. Fielden, Mr. W. V. Morland and Mr. C. H. Robson.
Mr. Cole was chairman of United Service Transport Company Ltd., a position he held since 1928. He died in hospital in London on December 9.
Northampton Corporation transport manager since 1951, Mr. Fielden, Kettering Road, Northampton, died suddenly at the age of 61 in St. Edmund's Hospital, Northampton. He began his public transport career in 1925 with Todmorden Corporation _and joined the Northampton transport department in 1938 as deputy manager.
Mr. Morland, a former general manager and chief engineer of Leeds City Transport Department and a former member of the Road Passenger Transport Executive, died last week aged 78. He was a past president of the Municipal Passenger Transport Association.
Mr. Robson, joint owner of Shire Bus Services, Hexharn, Northumberland, has died at the age of 33.