Bird-Johnson Names Gulf Coast Manager
Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems.
Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081.
Since joining Bird-Johnson as Gulf Coast sales engineer in 1977, Mr. Darby has provided area customers with technical and sales information on KaMeWa propellers, thrusters and SKF OK couplings. In his new position, he will coordinate the marketing/ sales effort in the Gulf Coast area for these products, as well as the Cedervall stern tube seal, a recent addition to the company's product line.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, College of Texas Maritime Academy, Mr. Darby holds a bachelor's degree in marine engineering and a third assistant engineer's license. He is an associate member of both The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society.
Mr. Darby's previous . experience in the marine industry includes employment as sales engineer for marine rotating equipment manufacturers and distributors. Prior to that, he sailed as a third assistant engineer on a variety of steam and diesel vessels.