Holland America Names Technical Vice President
Edwin J. Roland Jr., a naval architect and marine engineer, has been appointed vice president, technical, of Holland America Line, Stamford, Conn., parent company of Holland America Cruises.
Prior to this appointment he was vice president of The Coastal Corporation of Houston, in charge of the marine operation. At Holland America he will have functional authority over engineering, nautical, and maintenance of both its travel and tourism and products and services groups.
Jacob van den Berg, Holland America's senior vice president, technical, with offices in Rotterdam, Holland, continues to be responsible for the planning, di- rection, design, and supervision of the construction of the two new luxury ocean liners being built for Holland America Cruises at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard, St. Nazaire, France. Mr. Roland will work closely with Mr. van den Berg on these new ships, the Nieuw Amsterdam and the Noordam, and will be responsible for all future new shipbuilding and fleet modernization.