Men in the News M. DRUMMOND R. STUART has been
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appointed general manager of the Black and Decker Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Toronto.
MR. ROBERT HUNT, sales fleet representative in the western counties of the Austin Motor Co.., Ltd., has retired after 45 years' service.
MR. R. S. WALSH' has become chairman of the South Wales Division of the Traders' Road Transport Association. The vice-chairman is MR. J. WATSON.
CAPT. G. A. P. Upsrot.4 has been reelected chairman of the Western Area of the Road Haulage Association. The vice-chairmen are MR. G. H. GARDNER and Mr. C. F. Russm.
MR. C. H. IVIatuNsoN has become home sales manager of Hepworth and Grandage, Ltd. He is succeeded as manufacturer and fleet operator representative in Manchester by MR. D. R. MARSH.
MR. A. FRF.EMAN has been elected chairman of Tees-side Sub-area of the Road Haulage Association. Vice-chair-s men are MR. R. DURHAM and MR. F. BROWN, and the honorary secretary is MR. W. •E.. WACSTAFTE.
MR. R. E. CLotarai has been appointed chairman of the Yorkshire Section of the Institute of Transport. Ma. C. T. HUMPIDGE. MR. J. T.
• CHADWICK and MR. W. H, VINE are vice-chairmen, and the honorary secretary is MR. A. STONE, MR, S. COTT has been elected chairman of the Northern Section.
MR. S. TINDALE, assistant sales mana, ger, has become sales manager, consumer trade, of the National Benzole Co., Ltd. MR. D. A. SFIAW, manager of the South-East London branch of Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., has been appointed sales manager, retail marketing, of National Benzoic. MR. H. B. WAITE, assistant sales manager. is now manager, special trades.
MR. J. A. DORR has been appointed sales manager of the manufacturers' division of the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., and has joined the Fort Dunlop hoard of directors. MR. 11-1. EVAN PRICE, Dunlop equipment sales manager and local director at Fort Dunlop, has been appointed local director of vehicle equipment to undertake the sales development of major new projects.
MR. BRYN LEWIS has become national sales manager of Tyresoles, Ltd. In his new appointment he will be assisted by MR. A: W. PrrnousF. national sales executive (south), and MR. W. F. ALLPORT, national sales executive (north). MR, J. H. GEN! has been appointed sales manager with special responsibilities for sales services provided by branches. MR. R. Et:minim:3.s is now product controller, and MR. K. DEAN has taken over the management of the London 'branch.
A32 MR. VERE DE MEL -has been appointed chairman of the Ceylon Transport Board, which is to take over bus services at present under private control.
MR. A. F. TAME has 'become superintendent of the Aldenham works of the London Transport Executive in succession to MR. C. T. GOODCHILD, who has retired. •
MR. S. S. ROBSON has become chairman of the Northern Division of the Traders' Road Transport Association. MR. J. A. C. THWAITES and MR. R. RYAN arc the vice-chairmen.
MR. W. NOCKELS has been re-clected chairman of the York branch of the Institute of the Motor Industry, and MR. E. HIBBEASON secretary. The vice-chairman is MR. S. TOOKE.
MR. H. B. MACKENZIE has been appointed replacement sales manager. and Mr. W. L. Astrrotst equipment sales manager of the India Tyre and Rubber Co. Ltd. MR. H. TORLAY has become works manager at Birmingham.
MR. D. G. Si OK ES, director and general sales and service \ Manager of Leyland Motors, Ltd., has been elected chairman of the heavy vehicle section of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, He has been an S.M.M.T. council member for five years.
MR. ALAN RAMSAY, technical salesman of Guy Motors, Ltd., and Ma. RAY JONES, service engineer, are to join Guy Motors Africa (Pty.), Ltd. Mr. Ramsay is going to the Durban branch, and Mr. Jones, who served his apprenticeship with West Bromwich Transport Department, to the Cape Town branch.
Ma. J. P. Rinucits, has been appointed. with effect from July 1. a managing director of the Shell Petroleum Co., Ltd., and a principal director of N. V. De Ba,taafsche Petroleum Maatschappij. in succession to MR. J. W. PLATT, Who will soon be 60. Mr. Platt will remain a directorof the Shell Petroleum Co.. Ltd., and the Shell Transport and Trading Co., 1.1d.
ANCILLARY OPERATORS BLAMED BY RAILWAY BOARD INCREASING competition from 1 ancillary operators, the activities of unlicensed hauliers, and a general recession in trade are blamed by the Great Northern Railway Board, Ireland, for an overall fall in road and rail traffic carried in the year ended September 30. 1956, compared with the previous 12 months.
Buses carried 10.7m. persons and earned 1445,590, representing a 28 per cent. increase in traffic, whereas the number conveyed by rail fell by 4I per cent. The Board's trading loss was £831,285, or £100,166 greater than in 1954-55.