April 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Newport News Shipbuilding Elects Galvin And Via Vice Presidents

Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., has announced the election of Daniel F. Galvin as vice president of material acquisition and G. Guy Via as vice president of ship repair.

Mr. Galvin is responsible for purchasing the company's raw materials, parts and services, which last year amounted to more than $300 million.

Mr. Via is responsible for identifying and developing ship repair markets and for coordinating and directing the company's ship repair activities.

Mr. Galvin joined Newport News in 1951 as an assistant buyer. In 1957 he was promoted to buyer and assigned to manage the yard's New York office. He returned to Virginia in 1964 as assistant to the purchasing agent, and in 1968 was promoted to assistant purchasing agent. Three years later he was made manager of procurement, and in 1973 became director of material acquisition.

He attended Manhattan College in New York, and was graduated from the University of Virginia's Advanced Management School in 1967.

He is a member of The Propeller Club, National Defense Transportation Association, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and the board of directors of the American Ordnance Association.

Mr. Via joined Newport News in 1936 as a helper in the steam engineers department, and worked in the mold loft and ship repair between college semesters. He returned to the company after a brief interruption for naval duty and further education in 1947 as an estimator in ship repair.

From 1965 to 1973, he successively held the positions of chief estimator (1965), assistant manager (1966), manager (1969) and director of ship repair sales (1973).

Mr. Via was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering.

He has also pursued mechanical engineering studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

He is currently active in The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, The Propeller Club, National Defense Transportation Association, and American Society of Naval Engineers, and is a member of the board of directors of Newport News Savings and Loan Association.

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