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Douglas Shifts Several Officers

January 14, 1987

Douglas Aircraft Co., which is undergoing massive expansion in several areas, including the recently announced MD-11 project, Tuesday announced a realignment of management at its Long Beach facility.

The changes provide "clearly focused management and organizational attention for our expanding and diverse lines of products," Douglas President Jim Worsham said in a statement. The executives and their duties include:

Louis F. Harrington has been named senior vice president-commercial products with responsibility for the MD-11 and MD-80 commercial jetliner programs, as well as two commercial marketing organizations, advanced commercial products development and industrial collaboration.

Thomas M. Ryan has been named senior vice president-government products. He will be responsible for the C-17 military transport program, the T45TS Navy training system program, the training systems and services organization, the KC-10/DC-10 military and commercial tri-jet program and the government program development group.

Richard M. Randall was named senior vice president-finance and resource development, overseeing human resources, the controller, information resource management, productivity and ombudsman offices, and business management.

William T. Gross, executive vice president, was named to head the operations organization on a temporary basis. He will oversee engineering, manufacturing, operations control, procurement, product support and quality-assurance.

David A. Conlon has been named vice president-plans integration and communications with responsibility for integration of the company's strategic and operating plans and companywide communications.

Other promotions include Roger D. Schaufele to vice president-general manager, commercial advanced products, and Dale S. Warren to vice president-engineering. Robert C. Bartz, currently vice president of material at McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis, will join Douglas as vice president-procurement, replacing Kenneth R. Williams, who was named vice president-operations control.

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