United States Lines Appoints Robert H. Splan
William J. Klauberg, vice president- Eastern Division of United States Lines, has announced the appointment of Robert H. Splan as general manager-South Atlantic Region. He will be based at the Lines' office in Atlanta, Ga., and will report directly to the Division vice president in New York.
Mr. Splan will be responsible for all of the Lines' activities in the Southern area of the country, including port operations in Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans. In addition, sales offices and agents in Miami, Tampa, Mobile, Memphis, Dallas and Houston will be under his jurisdiction.
Mr. Splan was previously West Coast Division general sales manager located in Oakland, Calif., before his current appointment. He joined the company in 1974. Previous shipping experience includes positions as manager of special accounts for Sea-Land Service, and a number of executive assignments for that company, including California sales manager for the Far East Division and sales management positions in Denver and Charleston areas. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management.
United States Lines' 15,000- mile Tri-Continent Containerliner Service provides 38 fast vessels traveling between Europe, the East and West Coasts of the United States, Panama, Hawaii, Guam, and Far East and Southeast Asian ports.