Four Key Marketing Executives Promoted At Bath Iron Works

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President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works has announced four key appointments in marketing to accomplish the shipyard's new-business objectives in naval and merchant ship construction and overhauls. Richard W. Thorpe Jr. was promoted to assistant to the vice president-marketing; Gordon H. Fait Jr. to manager-overhaul marketing ; Roy L. Reed Jr. to manager-commercial marketing; and Edward J. Tremblay to manager-Navy marketing.

Mr. Thorpe has been with Bath Iron Works since 1965 in positions ranging from Navy ship contract administration to corporate long-range planning. Also, he was recently elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Commercial Shipbuilding Committee of the Shipbuilders Council of America.

Mr. Fait has been employed at BIW for more than 20 years. Prior to assuming his new post, he served as assistant marine marketing manager. His previous positions include chief engineer, production and facilities manager, industrial program manager, and Harding Plant manager.

Mr. Reed served as purchasing manager for three years before his recent appointment. He has been employed at BIW for 15 years, starting as a buyer-engineer. During that time, he has served as a subcontract supervisor, planning superintendent-material, and general materials purchasing superintendent. Mr. Tremblay, who has been at Bath Iron Works since 1958, was manager of quality assurance for the shipyard before being named manager-Navy marketing. In his new capacity, he will be responsible for all activities relating to new naval shipbuilding programs. Previously, Mr. Tremblay has served as a yard superintendent, responsible for electrical, electronics and weapons systems.

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