General Dynamics Announces Two Key Appointments

General Dynamics recently announced two key appointments at its corporate office in St. Louis, Mo.

James E. Turner Jr. has been named executive vice president-marine land systems and services, and Michael C. Keel has been appointed executive vice presidentmissiles and electronics. Both will report to James R. Mellor, president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Turner will oversee operations at Electric Boat Division, Land Systems Division, General Dynamics Services Company, American Overseas Marine Corporation and the Undersea Warfare Center. His previous position was corporate vice president and general manager of Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. He will continue as that division's general manager until a successor is named.

Mr. Turner joined General Dynamics in 1988 as corporate vice president and general manager of Electric Boat after 25 years with Newport News Shipbuilding Company of Tenneco Corp., and six years with Westinghouse Corp. His last position at Newport News was executive vice president of operations.

Mr. Keel will have corporate responsibility for the company's missiles and electronics operations. He joined the Pomona Division in 1963 as an associate engineer, advancing through a series of engineering and management positions to corporate vice president and general manager of Air Defense Systems Division in 1990. He replaces Ralph E.

Hawes, who recently retired.

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