Bird-Johnson Opens Washington, D.C. Office

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has opened an office in the Washington, D.C. area, located at 2300 Ninth Street, South, Arlington, Va. 22204. It will be headed by Robert C. Case, who has been named director of special projects.

"In this capacity," stated company president Howard H. Scott, "Mr. Case will function as a liaison with government agencies, providing both sales and technical support for all products marketed by the Marine and Fluid Power Divisions. His involvement in major government programs during the past 12 years, and working knowledge of power transmission systems, is ideally suited to the responsibilities of this position." Having joined Bird-Johnson in 1971, Mr. Case previously served as project manager for the DD963 and FFG programs. This entailed interfacing with the U.S. Navy on all aspects of the main propeller equipment supplied for these vessels, including contract negotiations, proposal p r e p a r a t i o n , technical support, financial management and scheduling. Prior to this assignment, he was employed by Litton Industries as manager of system integration during the contract definition phase of the FDL project, LHA project and DD program. Mr. Case has also served within the U.S. Navy's Propeller Design Code and Shafting Branch, and has worked as Chief of the Machinery Design Branch for the United States Coast Guard.

Having obtained his BME degree from New York State Maritime College, he holds a P.E. license in Washington, D.C. In addition, full membership is held in The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, as well as the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  Dec 1978 Tom Degnan

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