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25th May 1962, Page 34
25th May 1962
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Page 34, 25th May 1962 — Men in the News
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Mr. G. Brook, general manager of the North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., since 1952, has been appointed general manager of Ribble Motor Services, Ltd., in succession to the late Mr. H. Bottomley. Mr. Brook, who is 53, will take over his new duties on a date still to be decided. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Transport, he was appointed secretary of the North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., at Stockport in 1934 and in 1946 also became assistant to the general manager. In 1948 he was appointed general manager of East Midland Motor Services, Ltd., at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Mr. Brook is managing director of three subsidiaries of the North Western Road Car Company—Altrincham Coachways, Ltd., Edwards Tours, Ltd. and Melba Motors, Ltd. He is a director of Omnibus Stations, Ltd., and Sheffield United Tours, Ltd. Since 1950 he has been a member of the employers' side of the National Council for the Omnibus Industry.

He is a past chairman of the northwestern section of the Institute of Transport, and for several years has been a member of the council of the Stockport Chamber of Commerce.

Among the Institute of Transport vicepresidents elected for 1962-3 are Mr. A. R. Dunbar, manpower adviser of B.T.C.. Mr. R. L. H. Farmer, managing director of Atlas Express Co., Ltd., Mr. C. F. Clapper, the editor of Modern Transport and Mr. F. Lemass, general manager of Coras Iompair Eireann. The hon.. treasurer is Mr. D. H. F. Joyce, supplies and distribution manager of Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., and the hon. librarian is Col. Sir Ralf Emerson, chairman of Metropolitan-Cammell-Weymann, Ltd.

The Humberside sectiOn of the Institute of Transport elected their first chairman from Goole at their annual meeting in Hull. He is Mr. D. L. G. Hunter, assistant docks engineer at Goole. Among other officers elected were: senior vice-chairman, Mr. G. H. Bellamy, junior vice-chairman, Mr. A. S. Duncan.


Sir Reginald Biddle is the new chairman of the London Council of the International Road Federation. He succeeds the late Mr. C. T. Brunner. Sir Reginald. a director of Taylor Woodrow (Overseas), Ltd., has taken part in several Governmental inquiries into transport matters. It is his second election to chairmanship of I.R.F. London, his first being in 1958. He will lead the British delegation to the I.R.F. world meeting in Madrid in October.

Mr. J. H. Cleland has been appointed managing director of Stormont Engineering Co., Ltd., Tunbridge Wells, and of Sennocke Engineering Co., Ltd., Sevenoaks. He remains chairman of both companies.

The Goodyear International Corporation's Litchfield Award of Merit for 1961 has been won by Mr. B. M. Donohue, a salesman in Eastern Scotland.

Mr. A. F. Williams and Mr. W. S. Hockey have been appointed general service manager and general product planning manager respectively of MasseyFerguson (United Kingdom), Ltd. Their appointments follow that of Mr. W. M. Henderson, formerly general service manager, as general manager of MasseyFerguson (Eire), Ltd.

Mr. H. Adie has been appointed a director of Crompton Parkinson (Stud Welding), Ltd. In April of last year Mr. Adie was made general manager of the company and altogether has been 24 years with Crompton Parkinson. Mr. W. G. Nevi11, has been appointed a director of the Young Accumulator Co., Ltd., Newport, a subsidiary company of Crompton Parkinson, Ltd. He was made general manager of the Newport Works at the beginning of this year.

Mr. A. W. Baker, general manager of Chloride Batteries, Ltd., has been elected to the board.

Mr. A. G. McKenna has joined Taskers of Andover (1932), Ltd., as sales representative for Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales. He was previously with Cornmer Cars, Ltd., Luton.

Following the recent death of me. B. P. R. Parsons, chairman of Railko, Ltd., the following appointments have been made: Mr. E. W. Sisman, who was appointed to the board by British Belting and Asbestos. Ltd., becomes chairman. Mr. J. E. Hooper (Birfield, Ltd.) has been appointed vice-chairman, and Mr. T. L. Martin (managing director, Bound Brook Bearings, Ltd.) has been appointed to the Rano. Ltd.. board by Birfield. Ltd. Mr. W. M. Ritchie, secretary of Centra S.M.T. Co., Ltd., has been appointec general. manager of the company. 1-1( succeeds Mr. R. B. Dick, junior, who ha been appointed an executive director o Scottish Omnibus Group (Holdings), Ltd Mr. J. Newton, traffic manager General Rubber Goods Division, Dunloi Rubber Co„ Ltd., has been re-elected chairman of the Institute of Traffil Administration. Manchester and Distrie Centre.

Mr. J. Verheul has resigned from hi position as general director of the Dote] vehicle manufacturing concern. NI Auto-Industrie Verheul, while remainin in the company's administration. Hi -place as general director will be take over by Mr. G. W. Dwars.

Mr. R. R. Hopkins, personnel an welfare manager of Vauxhall Motor; Ltd.. since 1943, has been appointed t the board. Mr. Hopkins joined Vauxha in 1938 as assistant sales promotio manager. He is the author of "Han book of Industrial Welfare."

Appointed to the board of Standar( Triumph International, Ltd., are M L. A. Woodall, who also continues as director of certain other subsidiaries i the group; Mr. G. H. Turnbull, who general manager of production at ti Coventry factories, and Mr. H. ( Webster, chief engineer. Both M Turnbull and Mr. Webster are form Standard-Triumph apprentices.

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