F. Shepherd Promoted At Designers & Planners— Pramud Rawat Joins Firm

Frank Shepherd has been promoted to the position of director, project engineering and systems analysis, and Dr. Pramud Rawat has joined Designers & Planners, Inc. as director, special projects. 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.

In his new capacity, Mr. Shepherd will be responsible for diverse projects including development of general and ship specifications and standardization documentation, data base management, technical solutions to fleet support problems, and electrical and electronic engineering. Prior to joining Designers & Planners, he was employed by the Navy Department, Vitro Laboratories, Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories, Honeywell, Inc., and most recently the Logistics Management Institute.

As director, special projects, Dr. Rawat will be responsible for scientific research and development effort and facilities engineering.

He is a naval architect with 23 years' experience in structural design, mathematical application in surface representation and approximation, safety certification of shipbuilding facilities, and large/scale software development.

Prior to joining Designers & Planners, Dr. Rawat worked with Howaldtswerke- Hamburg, MIT, Ghana Nautical College, M.

Rosenblatt & Son, Advanced Marine Technology Division of Litton Industries, Hydronautics, Inc., J.J. McMullen Associates, and most recently with Vitro Laboratories.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Sep 1980

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