J.M. Blenkhorn Appointed President And CEO Of Equitable Shipyards
W. Ray Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Industries, Inc., announces the appointment of James M. Blenkhorn as president and chief executive officer of Equitable Shipyards, Inc. Mr. Blenkhorn has responsibility for all operations of the shipyards located in New Orleans and Madisonville, La. Prior to joining Equitable, he held various management positions at Sun Ship, Inc., including his most recent position as vice president of operations.
Mr. Blenkhorn is a graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine e n g i n e e r i n g , and a graduate of the U.S. Navy Post Graduate School with an advance degree in business administration. He was employed by the American Export Lines as a licensed engineer, and he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1957-69. During that period he held positions in engineering operations and shipyard management. He is presently a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Upon completion of the Naval service he joined Bath Iron Works Corporation, and held several planning and program management positions.
Equitable is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of industrial, marine, and structural products.