Currence Named President Of Tidewater Marine

Tidewater Inc. has announced the election of Richard M. Currence as president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., and the promotion of three members of its staff—William C. Hightower, Paul J. Angelle, and Wayne D.

DeLeo—to vice presidents of the parent company. Mr. Currence was also elected a senior vice president of Tidewater Inc. The announcement was made by John P.

Laborde, chairman and chief executive officer of Tidewater Inc.

Mr. Currence formerly served as president of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation of Houston, and earlier as president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation of New Orleans. Prior to joining Gulf Fleet, he spent seven years with Tidewater Inc. as an administrative manager.

Mr. Hightower is a regional vice president of Tidewater Marine with responsibility for operations in Southeast Asia, Australia, Brazil, and Trinidad. He joined the company in 1975 as a sales representative, and served the marine group as vice president of sales before going into operations.

Mr. Angelle joined Tidewater in 1965 as an accountant, and was promoted to area manager in Iran and later to area manager for Mediterranean and Egyptian operations. He was later promoted to area manager- Singapore, and presently serves as regional vice president for the North Sea, West Africa, Egypt, and Italy.

Mr. DeLeo joined the company in 1978 as controller-foreign accounting, and formerly served as a manager at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company in New Orleans, New York, and Australia.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 10,  Mar 1985

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