R.R. Barkerding Joins Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring
Robert R. Barkerding Sr., foreign trade consultant and past port director of New Orleans, has joined R y a n - W a l s h Stevedoring company as senior vice president. He will be responsible for the overall supervision of all corporate activities in the New Orleans area. The announcement was made by Ryan-Walsh president Gregory L. Leatherbury.
H. Kingsley Baker Jr. remains as vice president-administration and inland port development, with essentially the same duties as in the past. David J. Turner has been reassigned as vice president-New Orleans sales and customer relations. After sailing for some 10 years in the U.S. merchant marine, Mr. Barkerding began his shoreside career at the end of World War II by joining Alcoa Steamship Company's T r a f f i c Department. He reached the position of freight traffic manager, then resigned to join Texas Transport & Terminal Company (TTT Ship Agencies Inc.) as manager of the Latin American Division. He left them as executive vice president and director in 1969 to become executive director and general manager of the Port of New Orleans.
In 1970, he rejoined TTT as president, and elected to take early retirement in 1974.