Charles Orem, President Of Bird-Johnson, Named Chief Executive Officer

Charles A. Orem, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been named chief executive officer, according to Howard H. Scott, chairman of the board. Bird- Johnson, a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Johnson & Co., Inc., is one of the world's leading manufacturers of marine propellers.

Mr. Orem was elected president and chief operating officer in 1980, and prior to that was executive vice president since joining the firm in 1979. Before coming to Bird-Johnson, he was director of corporate planning and development for Babcock & Wilcox Company, where he was responsible for strategic and operational planning for 17 operating divisions.

Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Navy and retired at the rank of commander in 1970. During his naval career, Mr. Orem commanded a fleet ballistic missile submarine and worked as a submarine warfare and undersea technology analyst for the Chief of Naval Operations.

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