I.C. Kizilkaya And John Slager Have Joined Designers & Planners, Inc.

I.C. Kizilkaya has joined Designers & Planners, Inc. as assistant vice president and director, hull and machinery design, and John Slager as director, hydrodynamics design. The announcement was made recently by Ferd Serim, president of the company.

Designers & Planners is a firm of naval architects and marine engineers with offices in New York, Washington, and Galveston.

Mr. Kizilkaya will be responsible for the management of all technical work being performed in the Washington office, where he reports to Wolfgang Reuter, executive vice president.

Mr. Kizilkaya is a naval architect with 20 years of experience in commercial and naval ship design. Prior to joining Designers & Planners, he was employed by Advanced Marine Technology Division of Litton Ship Systems, Harco Engineering, J.J. Henry Company, and most recently with Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc., where he was chief naval architect.

Mr. Slager will be responsible for hull form development and hydrodynamic performance studies for commercial and naval ships. He also reports to Mr. Reuter.

Mr. Slager is a naval architect with 31 years of ship design experience. Beginning in 1949, he was employed for more than 15 years by the Bureau of Ships of the U.S.

Navy Department, where he was active in the development of conceptual and preliminary designs for all types of Naval ships.

In 1964, he joined the firm of Hydronautics, Inc., where he served as senior naval architect.

In this capacity, he participated in the development of the hull form designs for many of the recent classes of U.S. Navy ships.

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