February 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Lykes Bros. Elects R. Koch And L. Guerin Corporate Officers

The election of two new corporate officers by the board of directors of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., has been announced by Lykes president W.J. Amoss Jr.

Robert J. Koch is the new vice president-administration. He succeeds John J. Creevy, who has retired after more than 49 years of service with the Lykes organization.

Larry Guerin was named assistant vice president-public relations and will continue to direct the public relations and advertising efforts of the company.

Mr. Koch is a retired Brigadier General of the U.S. Army, and joined the Lykes staff in 1975 at the close of a 28-year Army career, during which he earned numerous decorations.

He is a graduate of the Georgia Military Academy, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., George Washington University, and the Harvard Business School of Advanced Management.

Mr. Guerin, a former national award-winning newspaperman, joined the Lykes staff in 1946 to head its newly created Public Relations and Advertising Division.

Under his guidance, the Lykes advertising program has won several awards, and the monthly Lykes magazine "Fleet Flashes" has earned many industrial journalism honors.

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