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MR, R. E. SMITH, general manager of the Daimler Co., Ltd., has been elected a director.
MR. DOUGLAS G. SCOTT has been appointed Croydon area representative of Lombard Banking, Ltd.
MB. A. MYCOE has been elected president of the Manchester and District Traffic Association.
MR. M. W. SHORTER, director of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd., has been appointed managing director.
MR. L. H. CONEY has been appointed lubricants co-ordinator of Shell-Mex and RP., Ltd., responsible to the general sales manager, MR. A. M. MACKINTOSH.
MR. E. G. CLEMSON, the retiring sales director of the Avon India Rubber Co., Ltd., was recently presented with a gold watch by the chairman, MM. R. F. FULLER.
MR. MERVYN W. SHORTER, a director and the general sales manager of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd., has been appointed managing director of the company.
MISS EDITH SOLLITThas been appointed manager of the garage equipment sales division of the Laycock Engineering Co., Ltd. She has been with the company for many years.
Ma. J. A. D. ROBERTS has joined Jones Bros. (Coachbuilders), Ltd., as general manager to develop the company's interest in all-metal bodywork. Until recently he was works director of Hawson, Ltd.
MR. K. G. SHAVE has been appointed divisional engineer, central road services (north-east division) of the London Transport Executive, and MR. R. G. HILLS, divisional engineer, country buses and coaches (north division).
MR. F. W. BAKER, who relinquished the chairmanship. of Ransome and Manes Bearing Co., Ltd., earlier this year, did not seek re-election as a director at the annual general meeting
last week. It was resolved that the number of directors be reduced to five.
MR. V. L. C. CLEVERDON, MR. G. BLACK and MR. E. LAPHAM have been awarded prizes by the Scottish Road Passenger Transport Association fpr gaining the highest aggregates of marks in the 1953 scheme B transport examinations, first, second and third year respectively. MR. J. GORDON has gained the diploma of the Association.
MR. HARALD PEAKE has resigned his directorship of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd.
MR, J. C. W. HEDGES has been reelected chairman of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers.
MR. M. A. HASSID has resigned the chairmanship of the Rothermel Corporation, but continues as managing director. SIR REGINALD R. WEHTTY is the new chairman.
M. V. ALFORD, formerly chief information officer, Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been appointed chief information officer of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
MR. J. K. BF.NNETT has been appointed secretary of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, in succession ID MR. C. D. MORGAN. He has been engaged in marine insurance work. He takes up his new post on November 16, 1953.
MR. W. E. HARDEMAN has become chief tyre development engineer of the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd. He is succeeded as manager of the -tyre design division by MR. L. J. LAMBOURN, whilst MR. E. S. TOMPKINS becomes MT. Lambourn's deputy. MR. L. J. MouNxfoRD has been appointed manager of the tyre performance division.
N.C.B. HOLD DUMP TRUCK TESTS TESTS of dump trucks are being conducted by the National Coal Board at Arkwright Colliery, Chester field. A.E.C., Foden and Scammell vehicles are being "used: The object of the tests, which will be described in The Commercial Motor next week, is to ascertain whether., by the use of such trucks, colliery refuse tips can be maintained in a more orderly manner.