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Gas changes on tap
WEST Midlands Gas has appointed Ron Hoare, 35, as transport manager. Mr Hoare succeeds Ron Walker, who becomes the board's regional controller of purchasing and supply.
Mr Hoare has been the North Thames Gas assistant transport manager since 1974. Mr Walker joined West Midlands Gas in 1962 from East Midlands Gas.
These changes result from the reorganisation of the supply and transport departments in the region.
The Ocean group has appointed Tony Stanton as managing director of McGregor Cory Haulage, the group's UK domestic haulage company. He was Cory Oil Distribution general manager.
Mr Stanton will also be joining the board of the Henry Long Group of Bradford and will be responsible for more than 500 road tankers and service vans.
Paul Hurrell has been appointed Norfolk Line's terminal manager at the Middlesbrough ro-ro terminal taking over from Maurice Tate, who has left the company for a job in Piraeus, Greece.
Mr Hurrell joined the Norfolk Line company in 1969 and became the perishable imports and livestock exports manager at the Yarmouth terminal.
United Transport Group has appointed John Clymo as chief executive for East Africa from September 1. Mr Clymo will be based in Nairobi.
Mr Clymo is a former traffic manager for Southdown Motor Services and was managing director of Jamaica Omnibus Services. His new job will include running Kenya Bus Services, East African Road Services and the United Touring Company.
New board appointments at W. W. Drinkwater: Colin Drinkwater, grandson of the founder, becomes chairman of the company; and Michael Dearsly, a director, becomes company secretary as well.
Taking over as managing director of Eagle Engineering is Geoff Hollyhead, who succeeds John Jeavons-Fellows, former chairman and manag ing director, as chairman o Yorkshire Vehicles, like Eagle a Hestair Group company.
Alan Crisp becomes manag ing director of Brow] Brothers, part of the Browi Brother Corporation, after 1' years with the company.
Repcon UK has appointed B G. Ballantine as operation: director, giving hin responsibility for the com pany's five divisions in the UK Trevor Longcroft has lef Commercial Motor to becomi product affairs press office: with Leyland Truck and Bus Trevor leaves after five yean with CM as assistant technica editor, before that he spent si] years with CAV Ltd workim on fuel-injection equipment.