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Sun Shipbuilding

Names Edwin McDevitt

Edwin L. McDevitt

Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock

Co., Chester, Pa. 19013, has named

Edwin L. McDevitt as manager, professional employment. In this post, Mr. McDevitt is responsible for recruiting all professional, technical, managerial and clerical personnel. He reports to Robert

E. Barnhart, director of industrial relations.

Mr. McDevitt came to Sun from

The Korman Corporation in Jenk- intown, Pa., where he was man- ager, personnel administration.

COMSAT General Elects

McLucas President-

Johnson Named Chairman

Dr. John L. McLucas, former administrator of the Federal Avi- ation Administration, has been elected president of COMSAT

General Corporation, and John A.

Johnson, president of COMSAT

General for the past four years, has been elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

Dr. McLucas was also elected to the board of directors of COM-

SAT General.

The actions were announced by

Dr. Joseph V. Charyk, president of Communications Satellite Cor- poration (COMSAT), of which

COMSAT General is a wholly owned subsidiary. Dr. Charyk, who has been serving as chair- man of the board of directors of

COMSAT General, said that with the election of Mr. Johnson and

Dr. McLucas, he will now serve as chairman of COMSAT General board's executive committee.

Dr. Charyk said that both he and Mr. Johnson are "delighted that COMSAT General will have the benefit of Dr. McLucas's long and distinguished career as an administrator, engineer and sci- entist."

Dr. McLucas was nominated as

FAA Administrator by President

Ford in 1975, and served in that capacity until April of this year.

Earlier, he was Secretary of the

Air Force (1973 to 1975) and

Under Secretary of the Air Force (1969 to 1973). Before that, he served as Assistant Secretary

General for Scientific Affairs of the North Atlantic Treaty Orga- nization, and as president of The

Mitre Corporation.

Dr. McLucas is a native of Fay- etteville, N.C., and holds a B.S. degree from Davidson College, an

M.S. degree from Tulane Univer- sity, and a Ph.D. degree in phys- ics and electrical engineering from

Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Johnson has been president of COMSAT General since the subsidiary was established in

February 1973. Before that, he served as vice president, inter- national, of COMSAT, which he joined in 1963, and as senior vice president. He was chairman of the Interim Communication Sat- ellite Committee, the governing body of the International Tele- communications Satellite Organi- zation (INTELSAT) during its formative years, and served as the first United States governor on the INTELSAT board of gov- ernors. Mr. Johnson, a lawyer, is a native of Milwaukee, Wis., and holds an A.B. degree from De-

Pauw University, a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago

Law School and an LL.M. degree from the Harvard Law School.

COMSAT General Corporation, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Wash- ington, D.C. 20024, is engaged in a number of major programs, in- cluding maritime satellite com- munications (MARISAT), and domestic satellite communications (COMSTAR), and is a partner in

Satellite Business Systems (SBS), along with IBM and The Aetna

Casualty and Surety Company, which is planning a U.S. domestic satellite communications system.

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Avondale Shipyards, Inc.


Post Office Box 50280 • New Orleans, Louisiana 70150 • (504) 436-2121

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HARVEY . . . quick in-and-out repair with a battery of drydocks, propellers, electrical, repowering, machining. (504) 341-4211

INDUSTRIAL . . . special items like doors, hatches, scuttles and creative productivity on special orders. (504) 367-6976

SERVICE FOUNDRY ... a new larger foundry manufacturing steel castings, fabricating and machining. (504) 722-6391

STEEL SALES . . . excellent store of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, aluminum. (504) 367-6553

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