Textron Marine Appoints L.N. Hairston Executive Director Of Marketing

Larry N. Hairston has been appointed executive director of marketing for Textron Marine Systems of New Orleans, La.

Mr. Hairston will be responsible for developing and implementing all marketing strategies and evolving a continuing strategic plan representing Textron Marine Systems business interests.

The appointment was announced by John J. Kelly, president of Textron Marine Systems and Bell Halter Inc.

Mr. Hairston has more than 17 years of experience in the marine industry, and most recently served as vice president, marketing of Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis. He also served as vice president, engineering of Equitable Shipyards, New Orleans, and has held similar management positions with other New Orleans-based shipbuilding companies.

Mr. Hairston reports directly to the president of Textron Marine Systems, and will serve as a principal advisor for all matters concerning the future direction and growth of the company.

Textron Marine Systems (formerly known as Bell Aerospace Textron, New Orleans Operations) is an established leader in innovative marine design and production of air cushion and surface effect craft for military and commercial applications.

Textron Marine Systems is a division of Textron Inc. of Providence, R.I.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 64,  Dec 1986

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