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Mr. Stanley Markland intends to retire at the end of this year. Mr. Markland, who is 60, is managing director of Standard-Triumph International Ltd. and Albion Motors Ltd. and is on the boards of A.E.C. Ltd. A.C.V. Ltd., Leyland Motors Ltd. and the Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd. He joined Leyland as an apprentice in 1920, being awarded the first engineering scholarship granted by the company, and after several engineering appointments he became chief engineer in 1945, a year in which he was awarded an O.B.E. in connection with his wartime work on tank development. In 1946, Mr. Markland joined the board of Leyland Motors, in 1950 became joint general manager and, in 1953, works director. He was made managing director of Albion Motors Ltd.
in 1957 and deputy managing director of Leyland Motors in March, 1961; later that year he was appointed managing director of Standard-Triumph International, following its acquisition by the Leyland 'group. In the next year he was appointed deputy chairman of Leyland Motors and, following the A.C.V.Leland merger, joined the boards of the Southall companies. With Mr. Markland's retirement, and the recent appointment of Mr. Donald Stokes as managing director and deputy chairman of the Leyland Motor Corporation, important changes in the upper echelons of the Corporation can be expected in the near future.
Mr. Morley A. Griffith-Jones, sales manager of Chloride Batteries Ltd., and Mr. Gilbert Hudson, sales manager of The D.P. Battery Co. Ltd., have been appointed to the board of Electric Power Storage Ltd. For the time being Mr. Hudson will take over the control of the D.P. Company organization at Bakewell.
Mr. M. I. Morse will join Mansfields Ltd., Eastbourne, from Vauxhall Motors Ltd., as general sales manager (commercial) on December 1. Mr. Morse's responsibility will be to co-ordinate and promote the sale of Bedford vans and trucks throughout the depots. New secretary of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers will be Mr. John A. Fletcher, who takes up his appointment on December 9, replacing Mr. J. IC Bennett. For the past three and a half years, Mr. Fletcher has been with the Powell Duffryn Group and, both within that organization and prior to that in his military career, his work has afforded him considerable scope in conference management, including the planning and supervision of executive training courses. His service in the Royal Artillery took him to many parts of the world, including Korea, where he was awarded the M.B.E. for exceptional staff work in that campaign.
Mr. G. MacGregor Cameron has been appointed sales manager of the Scottish depot of Atkinson Vehicles Ltd. at Airdrie. For the past 18 years he has been employed by Albion Motors Ltd., recently as district manager for the North East of Scotland.
Mr. F. Rlackith has retired as technical director of Wellworthy Ltd.—an Associated Engineering Ltd. company—having reached the age of 65. He will, however, act as consultant to the company.
A major honour of the rubber industry— the Colwyn Medal—has been awarded to Mr. E. Si'. Madge, Dunlop's director of research. The citation for this medal describes it as "The highest honour of the institution of the Rubber Industry, awarded each year for conspicuous service of a scientific or technical character, of importance to the rubber industry ".
Mr. H. .1. Mercer has been appointed national sales executive—garage equipment—with Brown Brothers Ltd. Since 1945 he has been closely concerned with the garage equipment side of the business, mainly at head office and until taking over this new position was national manager-installation and service. Mr. Stanley Dudman has been made an honorary member of the Public Transport Association as a mark of appreciation for his lifetime of service to the road passenger industry..
The Minister of Transport has appointed Mr. Brian Harbour as a part-time director of the Transport Holding Co. when he retires from the London Transport Board.
Mr. S. G. Sloan and Mr. S. C. Purkiss have been appointed to the board of Coldpoint Drills Ltd.. one of the associated companies of Simms Motor and Electronics Corporation Ltd.
Mr. G. F. Makey has been appointed manager of the Stoke-on-Trent branch of Bowmaker Ltd. He succeeds Mr. A. P. Roden, who has been appointed development manager, Western region. Mr. W. H. Fawley, formerly a representative at Wrexham, has been appointed manager of the Wrexham branch. Mr. 0. S. Willis-Fleming, formerly of London office, has b -_,en appointed manager of the Watford branch.