March 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Bath Iron Names Three Vice Presidents

Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, president John F. Sullivan recently announced the promotion of three of his department managers to vice presidents.

Named were Royce A. Young Jr., vice president of production, Robert M. Smith, vice president of industrial and community relations, and Hugh L. Jacob, vice president of materials.

Mr. Young is a native of Topsham, Maine. A 1952 graduate of Morse High School, Mr. Young successfully completed the Bath Iron Works Apprentice Program in 1958 as a shipfitter and loftsman.

In the intervening years, he has worked in the Estimating Department and served as its acting supervisor before being appointed project manager for industrial manufacturing. He was later selected to be structural production manager, and then served as assistant to the vice president of operations before being appointed overall production manager, where he has served up to the present.

Mr. Smith came to BIW in March 1976 to assume the position of director of industrial and community relations. Previously, Mr. Smith was with the General Dynamics Corporation, where he worked for 15 years. During his career with General Dynamics, Mr. Smith held a number of management positions in personnel and industrial relations at the Convair Division in San Diego, the corporate headquarters, and most recently he was director of industrial relations at the Quincy Shipbuilding Division.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., and holds a B.A.

degree in economics.

Prior to coming to BIW as ma- deterials manager in February 1976, Mr. Jacob was with General Electric, where he had worked since 1948.

At GE, he held a number of management positions in finance, manufacturing, purchasing and materials. In 1966, he was appointed as purchasing consultant on the corporate materials staff.

Later, in 1970, he was named manager-corporate copper operation and in 1974, corporate contracting agent for supplies and services.

Mr. Jacob is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in economics, and the University of Massachusetts, from which he received a master's degree in business administration.

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