Major Changes Prompted By Magnavox Division Growth

New responsibilities have been assigned to four Magnavox executives as a result of the accelerating growth pattern of the company's Advanced Products Division, according to Arthur P. Stern, senior vice president of Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company and general manager of the division in Torrance, Calif.

William C. Euler, vice president, has been named director of marketing for the division.

Succeeding Mr. Euler as director of the marine systems operation is James J. Litton Jr., vice president, who was formerly director of engineering and research operations.

Burton G. Glazer, vice president, who was formerly director of communication systems operation, has assumed the position of director of engineering and research for the Torrance operations, and Lee B. Byrd has stepped up from associate director to director of the communication systems operation.

The changes are designed to add strength to the Advanced Products Organization, one of the three divisions of Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the North American Philips Company. Its operational groups create and manufacture a spectrum of sophisticated electronics systems for both military and civilian applications, principally in the fields of communication and positioning: satellite communication, navigation and survey equipment, tactical communications equipment, secure communications/ digital voice equipment, adaptive signal processing systems, and analog and digital data modems for tactical communication.

With APD-produced satellite navigation and communication equipment aboard about half of the large vessels afloat, and heavy involvement in designing, developing and proving user equipment for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS), to be fully deployed in the mid-1980s, the division is moving into a period of anticipated rapid growth.

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