McDermott Unit Renamed —Earles And Foster Appointed Senior VPs

Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, recently announced a management realignment. The McDermott Operating Unit has been officially renamed McDermott Marine Construction. It employs 20,000 people in both foreign and domestic marine engineering and construction operations.

W.E. Earles has been named senior vice president and group executive, d o m e s t i c operations, Western Hemisphere. He will have responsibility for the Morgan City Structural Group, the Shipyard Group, and the Harvey Group, including projects in Central and South America. After joining the company in 1954, Mr.

Earles served in several administrative posts. In 1972, he became general manager of both the fabrication and offshore divisions, and was named vice president in 1972 and group vice president in 1974. Since February 1980, he has been senior vice president and group executive, North American Operations, Fabrication and Structural, Gulf of Mexico-USA.

l.R. Foster Jr. has been named senior vice president and group executive, marine engineering, with responsibilities for engineering organizations in New Orleans, Houston, Singapore, and London as well as the Equipment and Materials Group, and Canada. He joined McDermott in 1957 and became manager of offshore construction in 1965. In 1975, he was named vice president of Oceanic Contractors, Inc., and in 1978, group vice president and assistant to the president, McDermott Operating Unit. Since February 1980, Mr. Foster has been senior vice president and group executive, North, Central and South America areas.

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