James J. Bolton Elected President Jered Industries

Jered Industries, 1300 South Coolidge Road, Birmingham, Mich. 48008, recently announced that the board of directors has approved the following changes in the management of the company.

E.R. Davies, who founded the company in 1946 as a design consulting company and as president has guided Jered to its present leadership position in the marine machinery and equipment field, has been elected chairman of the board of directors.

James J. Bolton Jr., who joined Jered in 1964 as vice president of engineering and sales, has been elected president of the company.

A graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology, Mr. Bolton is a registered professional engineer, whose reputation in the steering gear, sewage system, windlass, elevator, conveyor, crane, and other marine equipment field is well known.

Mr. Bolton's past experience includes service as designer and engineer with Automatic Drive and Transmission Company, American Engineering Company, and the C.H. Wheeler Company where he became vice president of the marine department. He also worked with Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation where he was responsible for marine, atomic, and special products.

Since joining Jered Industries, Mr. Bolton has been a major force in establishing Jered as a dependable supplier of high-quality marine equipment from original concept through engineering design, manufacturing, and testing.

Richard W. Glenn, who joined Jered in 1976 after an extensive management career with AT&T and IBM, has been elected executive vice president, and will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business.

Brian F. York, C.P.A., who was manager at Hoskins & Sells until joining Jered in 1972 as controller, was elected treasurer.

In speaking about the significant recovery which Jered has made from the recent business recession, Mr. Davies made special reference to the expanding low-water volume and vacuum flush sewage systems which Jered has developed. Jered provides systems which comply with Type III no-discharge requirements specified in the Part 159, Chapter 1, Title 53, Code of Federal Regulations, and are now on or being installed in a number of marine applications such as ferryboats, DD-963-class vessels, U.S. Coast Guard Medium and High Endurance- class vessels, etc. The company also sees great potential in land-based applications as the world usage of fresh water begins to exceed the supply.

These new product lines, as well as our current products, prompt us to make these and other organizational changes, Mr. Davies commented. We expect to be better able to plan for future work, as well as make maximum use of our people and work load now at hand through the changes we have announced.

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