Donald L. Baeder, former president and chief operating officer of Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s Hooker Chemical Corp. subsidiary and more recently executive vice president of special projects at the parent firm, has resigned, the company said, to pursue unspecified "other business interests." Baeder could not be reached for comment.
Baeder was named executive vice president of research and development at Occidental in 1975. He later became president of the Hooker subsidiary. In 1980, he was named executive vice president for science and technology for Occidental. He will remain as a special consultant temporarily, an Occidental spokesman said.
In recent years, Baeder was active in a number of special project areas, including oil shale, chemicals, environmental affairs and the production of energy from waste, the company said.
Santa Monica-based Compucorp's founder, Elmer R. Easton, has resigned as chairman and a director to become a consultant, the company said. He had stepped down as president and chief executive last December and was succeeded by William M. Duke. A new chairman has not been named. The company said Easton will be "pursuing a new endeavor" involving Compucorp and some of its employees in a high-resolution graphics system.
Times Mirror Co., Los Angeles, named Patrick H. Butler a vice president and director of the company's Washington corporate office.
Joseph C. Hilly has been named vice president-labor relations of Western Airlines, Los Angeles.
James B. Lahey has been named president and chief operating officer of Textone Inc., Los Angeles. He replaces Lloyd J. Scheid, who continues as chairman and chief executive. Lahey will be succeeded as executive vice president by Stuart Elkind, who was president of U.S. Laminating Co., which was acquired by Textone last month.
George Brennan has been named chief operating officer of Epelo Corp., San Jose.
Alexander H.C. Chang has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cermetek Microelectronics Inc., Sunnyvale.
Victor F. O'Laughlen has been named vice president and controller of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.