American President Lines Names Capt. E.J. McClafferty

American President Lines has named Capt. E.J. McClafferty as managing director- Southwest region. Concurrently, the company announces the appointment of Nassef Z. Kourey as director of marketing-Southwest region.

A 16-year veteran of terminal, traffic and vessel operations management at APL, Mr.

McClafferty assumes responsibility for all APL activity in southern California and seven Southwest states. Mr. Kourey, formerly managing director of the region, moves to a newly created position.

In making the announcements, G.E. Bart, APL senior vice president-marketing, said: "Captain McClafferty brings to his new assignment a broad knowledge of management experience in the transportation industry which will maximize the efficiency of APL's southern California terminal operations and service to customers throughout the region." As director of marketing, he said, Mr.

Kourey will be responsible for intensifying sales efforts in the region.

With American President Lines since 1961, Mr. McClafferty has served in terminal, traffic and operations positions domestically and overseas, including five years in Japan directing APL operations in the Far East. Most recently, he served as assistant managing director-Atlantic region. Mr.

Kourey, who joined APL in 1965, has held sales and marketing management positions in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Southwest.

Mr. McClafferty and Mr. Kourey will be located in San Pedro at APL's southern California terminal complex, Port of Los Angeles.

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