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H. A. Russett (Premier Transport Ltd, Bristol) and H. Clarney (Mason Brothers (Haulage and Storage) Ltd, Rotherham) have been appointed chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the commercial committee of the Road Haulage Association.
John L. King has been appointed joint deputy chairman of the Skefko Ball Bearing Co Ltd of Luton (Beds) and Irvine (Ayrshire). Mr King joined the board in March.
B. R. Miller, regional transport manager, Southern Gas Board, and S. P. White, transport manager, Co-operative Retail Society (Southern section), are among eight new members appointed by the Minister of Transport to
the Transport Users' Consultative Committee for the South Eastern Area.
E. G. Treacher has been appointed sales manager, traction batteries and chargers, Crompton Parkinson Ltd, a Hawker Siddeley Electric company. He succeeds G. H. Bayley who has now joined Crompton Leyland Electricars Ltd as general sales manager. Both executives will be based at Crompton House, London.
James Mortimer, 49, a former trades union official, is to become a full-time member of the London Transport Executive. The Greater London Council is being asked by its policy and resources committee to approve his appointment for a period of five years at a salary of £8500. Mr Mortimer is at present a full-time member of the National Board for Prices and Incomes; starting in 1948 he was for 20 years a full-time official of the Draughtsmen's and Allied Technicians Association.
J. H. Collier-Wright has been appointed assistant managing director of the British Transport Docks Board. Mr Collier-Wright was previously chief commercial manager. J. A. Lacey, chief docks manager. Hull, becomes port director, Humber, with overall responsibility for Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham and the BTDC's conservancy functions is the Humber Estuary. The responsibility for day-to-day management remains with managers of individual ports. We record with regret the deaths of F. Handley and Thomas Simms.
Mr Handley started the first local bus service between Tilton and Leicester after the First World War, but later gave this up 'and concentrated on his haulage business. Mr Handley was 70.
Mr Simms, 62, had been a haulage contractor at Ossett, Yorkshire, since 1931.