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MR. M. W. FORIMAN has been made chief inspector " A " at London Transport's Hatfield depot.
M. ALBERT CsouoT has been elected president of the Organization for Standardization, in succession to Ma.
MR. W. H. SANDERSON has been transferred from the head office of the Avon India Rubber Co., Ltd., at Melksham, Wilts., to become manager of the company's Manchester depot at 4, Whitworth Street, West.
MR. M. F, BARNARD, kl.INST.T.,
chairman of the Mansion House Association on Transport, is also to be chairman of the Traders' Co-ordinating Committee on Transport, following the retirement of MR. J. J. HUGHES, who has held that position for 19 years. MR. L. G. BURLEIGH becomes vicepresident of that Committee.
MR. D. R. JoHNsoN, sales executive of Bryce Fuel Injection, Ltd., a company of the Associated British Oil Engines group, has been appointed vicepresident of Associated British Oil Engines, Inc., New York, the new American sales company set up by A.B.O.E. last year. Mr. Johnson received his early technical training with the Ford Motor Co., Ltd.
MR. E. E. SURREY, who has been manager of the Bristol branch of Simms Motor Units, Ltd., since 1944, has been made manager of the company's Manchester branch, as from May 1. He succeeds MR. W. MORTON-JONES, who has resigned. Mr. Surrey is replaced by MR. G. Borrouti, who has been an outside representative at Manchester for four years. MR. K. a Sole has resigned from the managership of the Southampton branch, and is replaced by MR. E. D. BROOM, for several years an outside representative of the Cardiff branch.
MR. L. F. BENNETT, of Joseph Lucas, Ltd., and a member of the London committee of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders dealing with the New York Show, sailed for the • United States last week. The committee's chairman, MR. J. F. BRAMLEY, of the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., also left for the U.S.A. They will be followed shortly by MR. D. HARRISON, of the Nuffield Organization. Yesterday, MR. F. CONNOLLY, president of the Society, sailed for America on the "Queen Elizabeth." MR. GEOFFREY Rooms, managing director of the Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam-Talbot group of companies, is travelling with Mr. Connolly and will join SIR WILLIAM Rooms, chairman of the British manufacturers' section of the S.M.M.T., who left London a month ago. After the Show, Mr. Rootes will study production methods in Detroit. and Sir William will inspect Rootes service and distributing organizations in the U.S.A. and Canada.
MR. E. C. RUFFLE has been appointed a director of Associated Engineering Holdings, Ltd.
MR. W. H. POWELL has resigned his directorship of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Co., Ltd.
MM.-GEN. W. S. Tore, C.B., C.B.E., has been appointed chairman of Henry Meadows, Ltd. He recently retired from the post of head of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and is a council member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Ma. G. T. POLLARD has been reelected chairman of the Merseyside and North Wales Area of the Traders Road Transport Association. The new vicechairman is MR. W. WHITEHEAD.
COUN. W. BRIDGE has been elected chairman of the Yorkshire West Riding Area of the Road Haulage Association.. in succession 10 MR. R. G. CROWTHER, M.B.E. MR. G. E. GILBEY has become deputy chairman, with Mr. Crowther, MR. J. WALLIS, MR. E. WEST and MR. J. WILD as vice-chairmen.
MR. J. Wsitas has been re-elected chairman of the Leeds Sub-area of the Yorkshire West Riding Area of the Road Haulage Association. Ma. G. GREENWOOD is chairman of the Bradford Sub-area. MR. J. E. MANN, Ma. F. MOORHOUSE, MR. R. G. CROWTHER, M.B.E., and Ma. F. J. WRicirr have been re-elected chairmen of the Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Wakefield and Selby Sub-areas respectively. The new chairman of the Halifax Sub-area is MR. H.
MR. J. C. J. PHILLIPS, M.B.E., exhibition manager of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, has retired. He joined the S.M.M.T. a week before the opening of the fourth International Motor Exhibition. Shortly afterwards he became assistant exhibition manager, being again promoted in 1919. MR. C. H. B. PRICE, his assistant since 1948, suweeds him, but the department will now fall within the general control of the secretary, MR. S. E. CLARK. 0.B.E, MR. P. R. HITFCHINSON, chief of the membership department, has also retired and is replaced by MR. R. E. SMITH.
Ma. F. P. ARNOLD and MR. K. W. C. GRAND have been appointed directors of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co., Ltd., Bath Electric Tramways, Ltd., and Bath Tramways Motor Co., Ltd., and representatives on the Bristol Joint Transport Committee, announces the British Transport Commission. As reported in "The Commercial Motor" last week, MR. F. J. CHAPPLE, D.S.O., 0.B.E., has been appointed chairman of the Bristol Company, as well as of the other organizations named, in succession to MR. G. CARDWELL, Who is now chairman of the Road Passenger Executive. MR. J. C. DEAN, 0.B.E., the new general manager of the passenger transport undertaking of the Bristol and Bath companies, has been appointed an additional director of those concerns, and will occupy the seat on the Bristol Joint Transport Committee formerly held by MR. A. J. ROMER. Mr. Romer remains general manager of the motor construction works of the Bristol Company. Mr. Dean's position as general manager of the West Yorkshire Road Car Co., Ltd., has been taken by MR. H. N. TUFF, chief engineer, United Automobile Services, Ltd. MR. ERIC TUFF, chief engineer. West Yorkshire Road Car Co., Ltd., succeeds Mr. H. N. Tuff as chief engineer of U.A.S., 'and MR. J. McKay, assistant chief engineer. U.A.S., moves up to the position of chief engineer of West Yorkshire.