Organizational Changes Are Announced By Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding recently made the following organizational changes to put proper priority on projects and to broaden responsibilities of key managers within the company.

The position of vice presidentconstruction and repair, formerly held by L.R. Sorenson Jr., has been eliminated. Mr. Sorenson is named vice president-labor rela- tions, reporting directly to E.J.

Campbell, president and chief executive officer. D.T. Savas, senior vice president-corporate relations, will retain his present title and continue to report to Mr. Campbell.

He will continue to have responsibility for all personnel and health functions.

J.E. Turner Jr., former vice president-marketing, becomes senior vice president-overhaul and repair.

Vice president-overhaul engineering R. Broad will report to Mr. Turner.

J.E. Graham, formerly director- manufacturing engineering, assumes the position of vice president- construction.

Production Control has been removed from the Technical Division.

It is divided into two departments, Construction and Overhaul.

Construction has been assigned to Mr. Graham, overhaul to Mr.


The position of vice presidentmarketing vacated by Mr. Turner has been assumed by W.P. Frieks, formerly vice president-technical.

That position has been assumed by former director-production control J.F. Cox Jr. W.R. Phillips, formerly vice president-engineering, has been elected senior vice president-engineering.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Aug 15, 1984

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