APL Names Kenneth Passe Mgr. Offshore Operations
Kenneth H. Passe has been named manager, offshore operations- Pacific Northwest for American President Lines, Ltd., assuming the position held by Capt.
Harry Greenwood, who has retired after almost 27 years of service with APL and its former subsidiary, American Mail Line. The announcement was made by APL vice president-Marine Operations Charles M. Deering.
A native of Seattle, Wash., Mr. Passe returns to the Pacific Northwest after serving four years in APL's headquarter offices in Oakland, Calif., as system-wide manager of facilities maintenance and repair. A 1969 graduate of the California Maritime Academy, he sailed with Grace and AML until returning to the University of Washington, where he received his B.A. degree in business. In 1973, he joined AML's Engineering Department, and following AML's merger into APL, he was transferred to San Francisco. Captain Greenwood began his career as a cadet on the Canadian Pacific Railway's Empress passenger ships in the mid-1980s.
Acquiring his deck officer's license, he sailed on the China coast with the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company until taken prisoner during World War II. He returned to the company in 1944, sailing out of Bombay to South Africa until the China coast opened again in 1945. He received his master's license in 1946 and his first command in 1948. In 1952, he returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, then emigrated to Seattle to begin his long career with AML/APL.
In announcing Captain Greenwood's retirement, Mr. Deering commented that we all wish to thank him for the many years of dedicated service he has contributed, first to American Mail Line, then to American President Lines.