B IW Announces M a j o r R e o r g a n i z a t i on
A major reorganization is being implemented at Bath Iron Works Corporation that will strengthen the overall management team and provide a framework required to optimize the business's performance and growth, according to William E. Haggett, chairman and chief executive officer.
In the new organizational structure Duane (Buzz) Fitzgerald, a veteran Bath attorney and shipyard counsel, will fill the newly created executive vice president post, reporting to the chairman.
Reflecting the major realignment of functions and business objectives was assignment of responsibilities to four senior vice presidents who will report to the executive vice president: Royce A. Young Jr., Portland; Steven G. Buttner, operations; Howard J. Yates, finance and administration; and James M. Blenkhorn, business development. Mr. Young and Mr. Blenkhorn have been senior vice presidents, with Mr. Buttner and Mr. Yates, promoted into positions of added responsibilities.
In addition to the elevation of Mr. Buttner and Mr. Yates to senior vice presidents, those promoted to vice president were: Harland D. Hatch, from production manager to vice president of production; Kevin P. Gildart from director of materials to vice president of human resources; Jerry L. Steiner from director of strategic planning to vice president of materials; Thomas S. York from facilities director to vice president of facilities engineering; Peter E. Jaquith from director of process control sys- tems to vice president of engineering. William D. Potter moves from vice president of engineering to vice president of technology transfer programs, Jan R. Erikson continues as vice president of lead yard services, as does Lennart M.
Thorell, vice president of international marketing, William E. Graham, vice president of contracts, and Denis K. Dugan, vice president of management systems.