Blue Water Marine Forms New Division —George Gray Named

Blue Water Marine Supply, Inc.

has announced the formation of its new Offshore Safety/Survival Division. Blue Water president Walter E. Turner, in making the announcement, said George D.

Gray has joined the firm as vice president and manager of the division.

The division will, according to Mr. Gray, "Sell hundreds of product lines designed to provide offshore safety measures for surface vessels and drilling rigs, submarines and aircraft, as well as products designated as means of lifesaving and survival." The new division will operate at the parent firm's 1000 Broadway at Channelside, Houston, Texas 77012, headquarters location. The division will also operate a safety inspection station for inflatable life rafts.

Mr. Gray was with Alexander Industries for the past 12 years, serving as district manager and director of marketing, Safety Division.

Previously, he had held a managerial post with General Electric, headed a home-building firm, and served as president of a building supply company. Retired with the rank of commander after 22 years in the USNR, Mr. Gray had 10 years' active duty in the Naval Air Corps, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He is active with the International Association of Drilling Contractors, serving on the Safety Committee, with The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Retired Officers Association, and with Marine Service Association of Texas, of which he was co-founder and first president.

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