Former MOL executive Marshall dies
George B. Marshall, a container shipping industry veteran who worked for Sea-Land Services, APL and MOL, died Jan. 13 in Lakewood, Calif.
Marshall started his maritime career working on the San Francisco docks before becoming Sea-Land Services operations manager in Yokohama in 1968, a time when containerization was expanding to Asia. During his career, he spent 17 years living and working in Asia for Sea-Land and laterly American President Lines.
Marshall joined MOL (America) Inc. in 1986, and was the first American to fill a senior management position with MOL’s North American subsidiary.
He continued to work for MOL until his retirement in December 1995, when he started teaching classes in the Global Logistics Specialist program at California State University. Marianne Venieris, director of California State Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation, said Marshall was an “icon in both the business world and the classroom.”
A memorial service for will be held Wednesday January 19, 2005 at 3:30 PM in the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden located on the campus of California State University in Long Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Mariko; daughter Ann Marshall Delgado; son Ken Marshall; and grandchildren Ricky, Chago and Maiko Delgado and Maya Marshall.
Memorial donations may be sent to the ACLU, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International or UNICEF.