April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Clausner And Michie Named VPs At Tracor Marine

Two recent promotions have been announced by Joseph D.

Deal Jr., president of Tracor Marine, Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Edward Clausner, who has held the position of director of Ocean Technology Division at the Port Everglades, Fla., facility since 1978, has been named vice president of the company. In his new capacity, he is responsible for the Ocean Technology/Engineering Divisions, including scientific, engineering, and marine-oriented activities, as well as the three company-owned research vessels and the Naval vessel Seacon which is operated and maintained by Tracor Marine under government contract.

Mr. Clausner also directs an engineering group that designs and supervises the fabrication of special-purpose deck machinery and electronic equipment in support of their marine operations.

Additional functions of the divisions under Mr. Clausner's direction include the planning and installation of large and complex underwater systems; detailed marine surveys; platform design and modification; cable-laying; and the design and implementation of deep-ocean mooring systems.

Mr. Clausner joined Tracor Marine in 1974 after retiring from active duty with the U.S.

Navy at the rank of captain.

James C. Michie has been promoted to vice president of Tracor Marine. Mr. Michie will be managing the activities of the newly formed Marine Services Division of Tracor Marine, located in Chesapeake, Va., where it serves the Norfolk Naval complex and the Port of Hampton Roads.

Included are two shop facilities which provide small fabrication, machine work, and a variety of repair services for Navy and commercial shipboard equipment. The Marine Services Division, under Mr. Michie's direction, provides complete salvage services and has exclusive contracts with the Navy for all salvage work in the Gulf Coast Zone, worldwide containment and clean-up of hazardous materials, and maintenance of the global network of salvage equipment bases, with offices and warehouses in Stockton, Calif., and Williamsburg, Va.

Prior to his promotion to vice president, Mr. Michie was assistant to the president of Tracor Marine, where his responsibilities were in business planning and development. Previous to joining the firm, Mr. Michie had been director of the CG-47 Class liaison Office in Washington, D.C., for Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries.

Earlier experience in the marine industry included management of commercial and naval programs at Newport News Shipbuilding, General Dynamics, and John J.

McMullen Associates.

The Tracor Marine facility at Port Everglades, Fla., is headquarters for the Shipyard Divi- sion and the Ocean Technology/ Engineering Divisions. The fullservice Tracor Marine Shipyard is equipped for the overhaul, conversion, and repair of military and commercial vessels, complementing the activities of the divisions.

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