David Moody and Gordon Gregson have been appointed to the
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TRTA vehicle inspection service. Mr. Moody, who has been with the Leeds City Police traffic department, and Mr. Gregson. formerly with the Ministry of Transport, are augmenting the Association's Yorkshire tearn.
F. B. Saundry has been appointed secretary to Leyland Motors Ltd.. succeeding T. M. Addison who has taken up wider responsibilities as secretary to British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.
Matt Bruce, of the technical department of Albion Motors Ltd., has been promoted technical manager following the retirement of Sydney Wightmen after 51 years with the company. Mr Bruce, 30. joined Albion as an apprentice in 1953. Roger J. Bridges has been appointed marketing manager of Whitlock Bros. Ltd. following 18 years with the International Harvester Co. Ltd. His appointment follows closely on the announcement that Michael C. Symons is to be Whitlock Bros. marketing director.
L. V. Chiyers, at a meeting of the board of directors on August 16, was appointed a director of the Ford Motor Co. Ltd., responsible for tractor activities in the UK. He succeeds G. G. Buckley who has taken up a senior appointment with another company.
D. Burbidge has been appointed engineer to Stratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors Ltd. from September 17. in the place of the late J. T. Biddle. Mr. Burbidge joined Midland Red in 1946 and is at present acting personal assistant to the chief engineer of that company.
Colin Fidge has been appointed distribution manager of Osma Plastics Ltd. to take charge of the company's expanding warehouse and transport department. He was previously a distribution manager with a subsidiary of the Bass Charrington Group.
Len Forden, 58 a Manchester bus driver, has been nominated by the Transport and General Workers Union to serve on the Labour Party's national executive. His election is virtually certain at the party's annual conference. The choice was made after Harry Nicholas, TGWU assistant general secretary, was recommended for the vacant post of party secretary. He is the present TGWU nominee on the executive committee. Mr. Forden is TGWU president and chairman of the executive council. He has served on the TUC General Council, D. Wilson has been appointed Ribble Motor Services Ltd. assistant traffic manager (operations). Mr. Wilson is at present Trent Motor Traction Co. Ltd. district traffic superintendent. Nottingham, and takes up his new appointment on September 30.
Denis A. Smith, 43, Edbro Ltd. joint assistant chief draughtsman since 1962, has been appointed chief draughtsman (engineering) with special responsibility for hydraulics.
T. W. Smith, 45, joint assistant chief draughtsman since the merger of Pilot Works Ltd. in 1962 becomes chief draughtsman (body): Dennis Tonge, 37, section leader in the , drawing office since 1961, becomes assistant chief draughtsman. whose sphere will cover both hydraulics and
bodies. T. W. Smith
William Lynch became secretary of the' Automobile Association on August 21. succeeding H. Cecil On' who retired earlier in the month. Mr. Lynch, 46. loined the AA in 1950 being mainly concerned with parliamentary matters before transferring to public relations. He has been deputy secretary since 1964.
T. K. Wood has been appointed technical director of Metal Sections Ltd., a TI company, Mr. Wood. 35. will be responsible for the technical control and development of all Metsec products and will be based at the Broadwell works, Oldbury. He first joined TI in 1961 as works engineer for the Weldless Steel Tube Co, Ltd.
R. Patrick Lister has been appointed director and general manager of Coventry Climax Engines Ltd. Mr. Lister joined the company in 1951 and after holding positions in the production and service departments he became service director in 1956 and sales director in 1959.
We record with regret the death of Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Frisby.
Mrs. Frisby, who for many years operated her own road haulage business from Kings Cliffe, Northants, has died at the age of 89 in St. Mary's Hospital. Kettering