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APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS George F. Mechlin, Jr. has spent most of his business career working in advanced technology areas. He has been with Westinghouse Electric Corporation since 1949 and is currently vice-president of research and development and general manager of research laboratories. Dr. Mechlin is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a member of the Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, past member and chairman of the Marine Board, and past member and chairman of several Marine Board committees concerned with engineering safety in the marine environment. He holds masters and doctors degrees in physics from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mechlin is a member of a number of professional societies and Is the recipient of the U.S. Navy Meritorious Public Service Award, the Westinghouse Order of Merit, and the John J. Montgomery Award. Daniel Brand is an expert in transportation engineering and research. He has been vice-president of Charles River Associates, Inc., since 1977. Mr. Brand has been chairman of several committees of the Transportation Research Board. He also was vice chairman of the American Public Transit Association's (APTA) Policy and Planning Committee. Author, editor, and co~author of numerous publications, he has been active in other professional activities in the transportation field. He was undersecretary, Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1975-1977. He was associate professor at Harvard University, 1970-1975, and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969-1970. Mr. Brand has a masters degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; he also attended the University of Vienna and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Jose Femenia is a maritime engineering educator and an expert on marine fuels and operations. Since 1974, he has been chairman of the Engineering Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, New York. He is also a visiting professor at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. His research interests include marine power plant evaluation, ship vibration, pollution control, and marine fuels. From 1979 to 1980, he served on the National Research Council Committee on Alternate FUQ1S for Maritime Use. He is a life member and past member of the executive council of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Mr. Femenia holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the City University of New York (1967), and a B.E. in marine engineering from the SUNY Maritime College (1964~. 35
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36 Ernst G. Frankel is professor of ocean systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also ports, shipping and aviation adviser to the World Bank. Author of over 100 papers on shipbuilding, ship operations, port development, and other aspects of ocean systems, Dr. Frankel has worked and consulted for numerous shipbuilders, ship operators, government agencies, port administrations, and manufacturing companies. He has authored texts on both shipbuilding and shipping. His research and consulting interests include ship production and fabrication, naval ship design and operation, system reliability and maintainability, transport system analysis, port planning and design, transportation economics, port and coastal engineering, international shipping and shipbuilding, shipyard management, and naval ship procurement. At MIT, he teaches graduate courses in these areas as well as special courses to industry and government executives. Dr. Frankel received a B.S. degree from London University, a mechanical engineering certificate from MIT, an M.B.A. degree from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from London University. Dr. Frankel is a member of numerous professional societies including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. Andrew E. Gibson is a shipping company executive, with policy-level government experience. Since 1983, he has been chairman of American Automar, Inc., an American ship owning and chartering company. From 1979-1982, he was President of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc., a leading American shipping company operating 24 vessels in trade from the United States to Latin America. He has also been president of Maher Terminals, Inc. (1975-1977), and Interstate Oil Transport Co. (1973-1974~. From 1969-1972, Mr. Gibson served in the Nixon administration as assistant secretary of commerce for maritime affairs and then as assistant secretary of commerce for domestic and international business. He has also served as an ambassador-level international trade negotiator. Mr. Gibson is a member of the board of directors of the Panama Canal Commission and the Industrial Policy Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce. He is also a director of the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Gibson holds a B.A. degree in economics from Brown University (1951~, and an M.B.A. degree from New York University (1959~. ~ William J. Harris has been involved in materials science and . . .. industrial R&D for many years. He founded the Research and Test Department of the Association of American Railroads and built this department into a focal point of planning and coordination of technical development for the railroad industry. Earlier in his career, Dr. Harris worked on materials science problems and issues while on the staff of 8attelle Memorial Institute and also during his service with the Materials Advisory Board of the National Research Council. His professional activities have included membership and service with the Engineers Joint Council, the American Institute of
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31 Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, the Metallurgical Society, and other organizations. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has served on many National Research Council study groups. Dr. Harris received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and an M.S. degree in engineering from Purdue University in 1940, and an Sc.D. in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1948. Dr. Harris retired from the Association of American Railroads in 1985 and is currently distinguished professor of transportation engineering at Texas A&M University. John H. Leeper is concerned with technology development and economic feasibility of maritime projects. He is president of the engineering consulting firm of Phillips, Cartner ~ Co., which he joined in 1985. Before that he was with Simat International, Ltd., where he directed projects on port and carrier marketing, intermodal transportation, foreign-trade zones, and port and carrier financing. He regularly validates economic and market analyses on new transportation and maritime ventures. Prior to joining S;mat International, Mr. Leeper was for several years a senior project manager with the Maritime Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council. Hr. Leeper is past chairman of the Panel on Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation Systems of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and is a member of a number of other professional societies. He holds a B.S. degree in transportation economics from the University of Colorado (1960) and an M.B.A. degree from the American University (1961). Frank W. Nolan' Jr. is an expert in marine terminal design and operation. He spent 38 years with International Terminal Operating Company, retiring in 1984 as vice-president of engineering and purchasing. He is currently an associate of Container Transport Technology Co., which provides engineering services and technical management support in the areas of terminal development, container handling and logistics ~ terminal management, and container and relate transport equipment des ign . Mr . Nolan i s past chairman of the Cargo Handling Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He is currently vice-chairman of the Internat tonal Cargo Handling Coordination Association. Past service with the National Research Council includes membership on the Committee on Ship Operation R&D and the Committee on Intermodal Terminal Design. Mr. Nolan has a B.S. degree in marine transportation from the Massachusetts-Institute of Technology. Edwin J. Petersen has 23 years' experience in ship construction, repair, design, and R&D management, and 14 years' active service with the U.S. Navy. Currently vice-president and general manager' Naval Technology Division, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, he established and manages this new organizational element which was
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38 founded to develop and promote conceptually advanced naval ship designs with emphasis on highly efficient design and construction methods. He also develops and manages the corporation's R&D program. His previous experience at Todd includes service as vice-president of programs and resources, assistant general manager, and program manager for frigate construction. Earlier in his career, Mr. Petersen was associated with Designers and Planners, Inc., and Defoe Shipbuilding Co. In the Navy, Mr. Petersen held a number of engineering duty assignments, including project management and waterfront supervision of construction and repair at naval and private shipyards. Mr. Petersen is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers as well as the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He recently stepped down from the chairmanship of the Ship Production Committee of that society. Mr. Petersen holds a B.S. degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from MIT. Milton Pikarsky is an engineer and manager with broad experience in transportation system research and operations. Currently a distinguished professor at City College of New York, other academic appointments he has held include director of transportation research and research professor, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, and adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Pikarsky has worked as a public works civil engineer, and has been commissioner of public works for the City of Chicago. He has also been chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority. Professor Pikarsky served on the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Federal Energy Administration. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1973, has served on the NAE Committee on Public Engineering Policy, and currently serves on the Governing Board of the National Research Council. He has also been chairman of the Transportation Research Board and chairman of the National Academy of Engineering Bay Area Rapid Transit Committee. Professor Pikarsky was elected Chicago's Engineer of the Year (1968) and Civil Engineer of 1970, Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers. He has authored two books and a number of technical papers on the subjects of public works and urban transportation policy and management. Robert N. Steiner is an expert in marine terminals and ports. He has served with the Port Authority of New York since 1967. He is currently deputy director of the port department, where he directs the planning, maintenance, operation, promotion, and development of marine terminal facilities. Early in his career, he sailed as a deck officer in the U.S. merchant marine and was employed by Sea-Land Service in the marine operations and marine terminals departments. Mr. Steiner is a member of a number of professional and trade organizations. He graduated in 1962 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point with a B.S. degree in marine transportation.
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39 Robert J. Taylor is an expert in technology development for the merchant marine. He served in the tanker department of Exxon International Company for 20 years . He joined Exxon as a project engineer for R&D, and held a series of increasingly responsible positions including manager of R&D, design managers manager of construction and design, and technical manager. He retired in 1985 from the position of vice-president responsible for all Exxon marine technical activities, including design and construction programs, R&D, and technical services for the operating fleet. Before he joined Exxon, Mr. Taylor was a design and research engineer with the Maritime Administration and served with the Army and the merchant marine. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping and is a member and past chairman of the Shipbuilding Standards Committee of the American Society for Testing and Materials. He served previously on the National Research Council's Committee on Ship Structures . Mr. Taylor received a B.S. degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan (1956) and an M.S. degree in ocean engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology (1959). John F. Wing has extensive experience in transportation systems and operations. He is senior vice-president, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and is manager of the firm's Transportation Consulting Division. His personal consulting practice is in the maritime field, where he directs studies of economic analysis and new technology evaluation for liner and bulk fleets, market research for marine equipment, manning, development and feasibility for seaports, evaluation of barge versus rail movement, marine safety and risk analysis, and other marine-related policy, technical, and economic evaluations. Mr. Wing's early professional experience included engineering assign- ments with Alcoa Steamship Company and ship design with Bethlehem Steel's Shipbuilding Division. Mr. Wing has lectured on transportation economics at the University of Michigan and at Clemson University, and has presented papers for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is a past chairman of the Marine Board of the National Research Council. Or. Wing received his B. S. degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. degree from Harvard University. _ Peter Young is vice-president of marine operations for American President Lines, Ltd. He is an expert on ship operation and fleet management. Mr. Young is currently responsible for all fleet operations, maintenance and repair, fuel purchasing, vessel design, acquisition, and construction. Since joining APL in 1979, he has served as director of vessel maintenance and repair, managing director of breakbulk services, and managing director of the Taiwan region. Prior to 1979, Mr. Young spent 3 years with Seaworthy Systems as manager of marine systems. He additionally held technical positions
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40 for five Years In the m~rlne applic~tlon of gas turbines and related fuel R&D with united Technologies Corporatlon after ~ 2-Ye~r stlat as ~ licensed seagol~g marine engineer. He is an engineering graduate of the a. s . Merchant Marine Academy' class of lg6g. In 1972, he cbtelned an M.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnlc Instltute.
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