James Dunford Named CDI Vice President

Walter R. Garrison, president of CDI Corporation, has announced the appointment of James M. Dunford as vice president, CDI Marine Company. Mr. Dunford joined CDI management in 1973 as technical director of CDI Marine Company, and in this capacity has directed CDI's marine engineering facilities at Jacksonville, Fla., Portsmouth, Va., Philadelphia, Pa., and San Diego, Calif. He is a 1939 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and holds a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in naval construction and engineering. Additional graduate studies included Nuclear Reactor Theory and Engineering at Oak Ridge, Tenn.

He served more than 22 years in the U.S. Navy, with 14 of those years in the Navy's Nuclear Program.

Mr. Dunford was one of the original group assigned to start the Navy on its way to nuclear propulsion, and was directly involved in the design of the USS Nautilus. He retired to become vice president of New York Shipbuilding Corporation, in charge of its Naval Nuclear Shipbuilding. He later served for 6y2 years as Technical Director of the Naval Air Engineering Center in Philadelphia.

CDI Marine's experience includes work with a wide variety of commercial and Naval vessels and offshore drilling rigs/ships. Services include engineering for conversion, alteration and repair; feasibility studies; engineering analysis; conceptual design of ships systems/equipment; definition of configuration; control of costs associated with design and construction, and preparation of marine publications to include manuals and booklets. These services are provided to clients throughout the United States and Europe.

CDI Marine Company facilities are located at 9951 Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 413, Jacksonville, Fla.

32211; 445 Middle Street, Portsmouth, Va. 23704; 2130 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, and 2602 Transportation Avenue, National City, Calif. 92050. All facilities are permanently staffed in-house with naval architects, marine engineers and design draftsmen.

CDI Marine is a division of CDI Corporation, headquartered at 5 Penn Center Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, with the principal line of business of providing engineering/ technical services to Government and industry. Southeastern Regional Headquarters of the corporation is located at 5400 Diplomat Circle, Orlando, Fla. 32810, under the direction of Paul I. Beining, senior corporate vice president.

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