New Managing Director Appointed At Neorion
A & P Appledore International Limited recently announced the appointment of Donald McLean as new managing director of Neorion Shipyards Syros Limited. Mr. McLean takes over the role from Thorsten Andersson who has been managing director since the re-opening of the yard in February 1979.
Mr. Andersson stated: "Neorion owes much of its success to a sensible strong management team with a good background in ship repair, both on the commercial and technical side. We at A & P Appledore are confident that Mr. McLean will continue to provide this expertise maintaining Neorion's position as one of the most efficient yards in the Mediterranean." Donald McLean is a Scotsman who after apprenticeship at Barclay Curie & Co. decided to return to the university to study Naval Architecture. He spent many of his formative years on the N. East Coast working for Swan Hunter and Brigham & Cowan.
He joined A & P Appledore in 1979 and was sent to Neorion as commercial manager. He was promoted to deputy managing director in October 1980.