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MR. J. C. PorrER has left his position as chief service representative of the Austin Motor Co., Ltd.. to join the export service division of Rootes, Ltd.
MR. W. L. HENDERSON, formerly with The Engineers' Guild, has ,become London sales manager of Dowding and Mills, Ltd., industrial electrical repairs specialists.
MISS MARGARET KIDD. Q.C., has been nominated to be a member of the special panel of the Transport Tribunal by the Secretary of State for Scotland. She succeeds MR. R. H. SHERWOOD CALVER, Q.C., who has become Sheriff of Lanarkshire.
MR. H. W. MILLS, who has been traffic manager of the Brighton, Hove and District Omnibus Co., Ltd., for over four years, has taken up a similar position with Wilts and Dorset Motor Services, Ltd. He will be succeeded by MR. JOHN NIBLOCK from the Norwich office of the Eastern Counties Omnibus Co.. Ltd.
MR. R. C. HUGHES, who has for some years been director and general manager of Automobile Products of India, the concessionnaires for Rootes Group products, has returned to this country to become production manager of Commer Cars, Ltd.. and Karrier Motors. Ltd. During the war he was chief inspector at the Humber factories in Coventry. In his new post, he will be responsible to MR.. J. SHERWIN, works director, for the entire production of the joint companies.
MR. G. F. WORDSWORTH, deputy manager of Doncaster Transport Department, MR, THOMAS BAMFORD, general manager at Maidstone, MR. A. R. BEDDELL, rolling stock engineer of the Huddersfield undertaking, and MR. HERBERT JONES, general manager at Leigh, are on the short list of applicants for the general managership of Doncaster Transport Department, The present holder, MR. T. Porrs is to retire after 50 years' service.
MR. F. W. H. WIN WOOD, of Frederick Winwood, Ltd.. Worcester, president of the British Association of International Furniture Removers, has recently returned from South Africa. where he met members. He was greatly impressed by the high standard of the removal trade there, and by the modern methods of furniture storage. Vans of 1,600 cu. ft. cover 1,000 miles between the main towns in two days. and European drivers on long-distance work earn about £20 a week. Mr. Winwood was accompanied by MR. GEOFFREY WRIGHT. of Timsons. Ltd., Leicester. Both are pastpresidents of the National Association of Furniture Warehousemen and Removers.
MR. RICIIARD BURT has left H. S. Garages, Ilford, and become manager of the Cardiff branch of Locomotors, Ltd., the Alfa Forge and Engineering Co., Ltd.
MR. P. R. Scurr has been appointed managing director of Tecalemit, Ltd. He joined the board in 1948 as director of production and later became director and general manager.
MR. R. 0. HERFORD, managing director of the RenoId and Coventry Chain Co., Ltd., has retired, but remains on the board. He is succeeded by
MR. OSCAR BERTOYA.
MR. HAROLD E. CLAY, one of the whole-time members of the Road Haulage Executive, is to have an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws conferred on him by Manchester University on May 20.
MR. C. H. CHARLES, general sales manager of the Delco-Remy-Hyatt Division of General Motors, Ltd., has sailed for North America to study the G.M. manufacturing and distributive organization.
Mx. H. REDMOND has been appointed joint managing director of Seddon Diesel Vehicles, Ltd. MR. E. SAYER, chief engineer, MR. R. E. KEEBLE, general sales manager, and MR. R. B. WHARTON, works manager, have joined the board.
MR. C. A. Eworr has been elected chairman of the London branch of the Industrial Transport Association, and MR. A. W. FERGUSON and MR. C. E. DIXON vice-chairmen. The honorary secretary is now MR. P. THORP and the honorary treasurer MR. G. S. AstrroN.
MR. F. Y. FRAZER, general manager of Lincoln Transport Department, has been recommended for appointment by the transport committee as general manager of Aberdeen Transport Department. Mr. Frazer, an Aberdonian, took up his post at Lincoln two years ago upon the retirement of MR. G. Root.
MR. J. H. Gent has been appointed 'executive assistant to the directors of Tyres°les, Ltd. He is succeeded as London branch manager by MR. R. EDWARDS. MR. K. DEAN has become manager of the technical services department, with MR. J. JOHNSON as his assistant. MR G. REED has taken over the Western London sales managership from Mr. Dean after having been Leeds area sales manager, a post now assumed by MR. G. TAYLOR. MR. J. PARES has succeeded MR. P. G. PARKES as chief engineer to the company.