Len Castleton is FTA' s new president
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Leonard Arthur Castleton, 61, who has been elected president of the FTA, joined the Great Western Railway at Poplar Dock as a junior clerk in 1926, and when that dock was blitzed in 1940 was transferred to Paddington Station where until 1946 he was employed in the general goods manager's office. He was invited by the Metal Box Co Ltd to join its newly organized central transport division at its head office and since 1950 has been chief transport officer. In 22 years the company's own-account fleet has increased in size by three to four times, and the carriage charges account has multipled by some six times. In 1968 he was elected PTA national vice-chairman.
Eva Nolan, 29, is to manage the fleet of TIR artics employed by SCA (Freight) of London on its German groupage service. She is based at Dusseldorf and joined SCA at the end of 1971, from Schenkers, and has spent two years with a forwarding and transport freighting company in London.
L. W. Noble who joined East Kent Road Car Co Ltd in 1949, has been appointed manager and secretary.
H. R. Barber, managing director of the body and assembly division of the Austin Morris group, retires on Sunday after serving more :han 40 years with companies which are now ncorporated within British Leyland. He is 3ucceeded by Frank Tilston, 41, who joined :he Corporation in 1970 as director and general manager, Cowley Operations.
N. Glenroy, 35, has been appointed -nanager, N. Francis & Co, Ltd. He Was weviously with EIRS Parcels Ltd as manager, Edinburgh branch.
'weer B. Dyos has joined Bosch Hydraulics livision as northern area sales engineer from kbex Denison.
N. B. Broadbent is joining the Selnec 'TE to take over from H. N. Kay as lirector-general Manager, Seinen Southern 3us Company, Mr Broadbent was formerly with Staveley Industries. Mr Kay will take iver responsibility for Central Company as lirector-general Manager.
R. A. Luxton, 32, has been appointed assistant. chief engineer of Hants and Dorset Motor Services Ltd. Mr Luxton has been South Wales Transport area engineer since 1970.
John Davis has been appointed special projects manager of Kirkstall Forge Engineering Ltd. Before joining Kirkstall Mr Davis was employed by Clark (International) Ltd, as market project specialist and previously as service manager, specializing in markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as the UK. Mr Davis is taking over the responsibili ty for new and special projects for the Kirkstall Group including the development of prototype axles.
Alfred Levy, divisional manager in charge of transport and the London works, has been appointed an executive director of Carless, Cape! & Leonard, the petrochemical firm with a works in London and refinery in Harwich.
T. Cannon has joined Kysor Industrial (Great Britain) Ltd as sales manager, from Bellows Valvair Ltd where he was northern sales manager.
David Payne, of David Payne & Son, fleet sales negotiators, has also become managing director of David Payne & Son (Coachbuilders) Ltd, of Wrotham, Kent.
S. Young (Wm. Young (South Shields) Ltd) has been elected chairman of the Northern area of the Road Haulage Association.
Barrow sub-area chairman, K. Surphlis; secretary F. Baker.
Bishop Auckland. chairman C. Ranaldi (Ranaldi Transport Services Ltd); secretary R. S. Hetherington.
Carlisle, chairman E. Swainson (T. E. Swainson); secretary N. T. O'Reilly IN. T. O'Reilly and Partners).
Darlington chairman, A. G. D. Craig (G. D. Craig and Sons Ltd): secretary G. H. Simmons (F. Simmons and Sons (Haulage) Ltd.) Kendal chairman, J. Davy (Davy and Co (Grange) Ltd); secretary J. Brailsford (W. R. Brailsford and Co Ltd).
Morpeth and North Northumberland, chairman J. J. Redpath (Redpath Bros Ltd): secretary
L. Pattison (R. Pattison and Sons).
Sunderland, chairman W. Winetroube (Wingate Transport Ltd); secretary C. D. Mitchell IThe Transport Garage, Hendon. Sunderland).
Teesside, chairman, T. B. Llewellyn (Econofreight Transport); secretary Mrs I. Gordon. Tyneside, chairman J. F. Younger (John Forman and Co Ltd): secretary Northern area office (RHA Association Ltd).
West Cumberland, chairman H. Pickthall Snr. (J. A. Pickthall and Sons); secretary H. Pickthall Jnr (J. A. Pickthall and Sons).
J. W. Blackburn (Chambers and Cook Ltd) has been elected chairman of the Birmingham subarea of the Road Haulage Association. J. Lowe IA. G. Lowe and Sons Ltd) and D. Phelps (Frank Grounds Ltd) are vice-chairman and secretary J. Lowe (A. G. Lowe and Sons Ltd).
Coventry, Rugby and North Warwicks, chairman F. Waterhouse (Waterhouse Haulage); vicechairman A. Tonga (Richardsons Transport (Coventry) Ltd) and A. Applin (A. J. Applin (Coventry) Ltd; secretary P. Mousley.
Dudley, chairman J. Hancox (H. Hancox (Haulage) Ltd); vice-chairmen T. Aston and A. Lucas (A, V. Lucas (Haulage) Ltd); secretary G. Hill (Lye Trading Co Ltd).
Leamington, Stratford and Warwicks. chairman
M. J. Warmington (Millers Transport): vicechairman G. S. Hobbs (Oldham Livestock Transport); secretary C. King-Smith (W. Inson and Son Ltd).
Potteries. chairman P. J. McDonald; vicechairmen G. W. Richardson (A. T. Richardson and Son) and J. Harrison; secretaryJ.Copestake (Cooke and Copestake Ltd).
Shropshire, chairman L. Rogers (E. and E. Rogers); vice-chairmen J. Jervis (T. A. Jervis Ltd), D. N. Morgan (D. and N. Morgan Transport Ltd) and D. Smith (J. P. Smith and Sons Ltd): secretary K. North (Kennings Ltd).
South Derbys, Burton-on-Trent, chairman J. 0.
Lathbury (Central Coal, Coke and Iron Co); vicechairman D. M. Shilton; secretary G. F. Burt (Burt Bros).
South Wares and Herefordshire, chairman A. Mansell; vice-chairmen J. GIttings (Gittings Bros (Ledbury) Ltd) and J. Camden (A. J. Camden Ltd): secretary D. Brooks.
West Bromwich, chairman R. I. Cooper (Coopers Road Services Ltd); vice-chairman and secretary R. Lilley (Hills Transport).
Wolverhampton, chairman A. Taylor (Cartwrights Transport Ltd): vice-chairman W. H. May; secretary F. Hall (B. and W. Motors Ltd).
Walsall and Cannock, chairman D. Horton ID. Horton (Walsall) Ltd); vice-chairman R. Mason (J. Hayward and Sons (Walsall) Ltd): secretary
F. Waterhouse (Waterhouse (Haulage) Ltd) has been elected chairman of the Coventry, Rugby and North Warwickshire tipping group of the Road Haulage Association: vice-chairman H. Skelton (H. A. Skelton Ltd).
Express carriers functional group, chairman D. F. Dawson (Atlas Air Express Atexo) Ltd); vicechairman F. Franks (Wilkinson Transport (Birmingham) Ltd).
Long-distance hauliers' functional group, chairman R. I. Cooper (Coopers Road Services Ltd); vicechairmen L. Pottinger (L.P. Transport (Tividale) Ltd) and N. Cartwright (P. H. Cartwright and Sons Ltd).
Meat and allied trades' transport group, chairman J. Ashford; vice-chairman G. W. Morris.
Milk hauliers' functional group, chairman P. W. Last; vice-chairman N. Blake (C. Blake and Sons Ltd). Tipper vehicle operators' functional group. chairman F. Waterhouse; (Waterhouse (Haulage) Ltd). vice-chairman H. Skelton (H. A. Skelton Ltd). Livestock hauliers' functional group, chairman V. Spiers (T. Spiers and Son Ltd); vice-chairman G. Hions (T. Peel Ltd).
Agricultural and horticultural functional group, chairman J . Camden (A. J. Camden Ltd).
G. T. Wood (GKN Screws & Fasteners Ltd, Sethwick) has been elected chairman of the West Midland division of the Freight Transport Association: deputy chairman C. R. Lynam (Wilkins & Mitchell Ltd. Wednesbury); vice-chairmen G. C. W. Nabb (Joseph Lucas Ltd, Birmingham), E. F. Brock (Weldless Steel Tube Co Ltd. Wednesbury). East Midland, chairman F. Moore (British Celanese Ltd, Derby): vice-chairmen D. A. Clarke (Clarkes Boxes Ltd, Mountsorrell). W. Hallam (Oualcast Ltd, Derby).
North Western, Merseyside and N. Wales. chairman
T. Williams (United Molasses Trading Co Ltd, Liverpool); vice-chairmen A. Jones (Ribblesdale Cement Co Ltd, Clitheroe), F. Potts (William Timpson Ltd, Manchester),
P. A. Goodridge (deputy manager of Leicester City Transport) has been elected vice-chairman of the East Midlands section of the Chartered Institute of Transport. L. V. Pratt, Leicester training officer, is chairman.
L. W. Sanders (deputy traffic superintendent. Coventry Corporation Transport) has been elected chairman of the Rugby group of the CIT; vice-chairman D. L. Hyde (general manager, Coventry Corporation Transport); secretary J. Nixon; treasurer P. Harris (Coventry Corporation Transport).
We record with regret the death of Donald G. Clark.
Mr Clark, 58, was managing director of a leading Aberdeen haulage company. Clark and Rose Ltd. He was last in a line of three sons connected with the family business founded by their father in Holburn Street in 1908.