Bird-Johnson Company Appoints Alan Hanson

Alan E. Hanson has been appointed manager of Bird-Johnson Company's Parts Department. In this capacity, he will supervise and coordinate all production and related customer service activities for KaMeWa controllablepitch propeller and thruster spare parts. He will also assist management in developing l o n g - r a n g e plans and new procedures for handling the department's future requirements.

" T h i s a p p o i n t m e n t , " noted Francis L. Narbut, customer services manager, "will enable us to more efficiently and effectively support the increased number of installations to be made in the coming years.

Mr. Hanson is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering. He sailed as a second assistant engineer for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc. and was employed as a field service engineer for Northrup Nortronics prior to joining Bird-Johnson in 1968. Following his initial assignment as assistant to the chief engineer, he participated in cost estimating and schedule preparation activities for the proposal phase of the 30-ship DD963 program.

Upon the award of this contract, Mr. Hanson was promoted to production coordinator of the Special Projects Department.

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