Newport News Names Hardison VP, Quality

Newport News Shipbuilding president Edward J. Campbell recently named Robert R. Hardison vice president, quality. Mr.

Hardison will be responsible for all quality assurance and inspection functions for the company.

Mr. Hardison replaces L. R.

Sorenson Jr., who retired as quality vice president January 1, after 32 years with the company. Mr. Sorenson also had held vice president positions in ship construction and repair, labor relations, and submarine construction.

Mr. Hardison previously was director, quality for the shipyard. He joined the company as an apprentice in 1958, graduated in 1962, and then worked as a laboratory technician, engineer, and test engineer, before being named manager for nondestructive testing in 1973. He became director, quality in 1980.

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