April 29, 1992 |
Hughes Aircraft announced Tuesday a major restructuring and realignment of executives, continuing a streamlining that began last July. The reorganization is meant to strengthen its commercial ventures and maintain its defense business, the company said. The firm will fold its diverse operations into four new business sectors: aerospace and defense sector, headed by sector President Richard D. Brandes; systems integration sector, headed by John C.
May 27, 1990
Four Caltech graduates will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at the school's annual Seminar Day on Saturday. The award is given to former Caltech graduate or undergraduate students whose postgraduate careers have been marked by high achievement in science, engineering, business, industry or public service. The winners include two university professors, Sidney R. Coleman of Harvard and Kurt M. Mislow of Princeton, and two business executives, Hugh F. Colvin of Unitek Corp. and Anthony J.
August 14, 1986 |
Frustrated by White House delays in producing a plan to rebuild the American space program, two top members of the House space subcommittee today plan to seek authorization for construction of a new space shuttle and to direct the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to use expendable rockets to reduce the backlog of government satellites accumulated since the Challenger tragedy. Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the subcommittee chairman, and Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-Pa.
July 24, 1991 |
Every time the cash register rings at a WalMart, a burst of data goes from the sales counter to a Hughes Aircraft satellite 22,300 miles overhead and then back down to WalMart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The WalMart communications system, which links 1,550 stores, represents one of Hughes' most significant new areas of growth. Similar systems are operating at Chevron, Target, Holiday Inn, Chrysler and General Motors.
July 23, 1991 |
Hughes Aircraft Co., the world's largest defense electronics contractor, will reorganize its operations to help achieve its long-term goal of shifting more of its production to commercial applications, the company said Monday. Although it will involve no layoffs, the Hughes restructuring is another manifestation of defense budget cuts that have cost the 1.23-million-employee aerospace industry more than 101,000 jobs since 1989, according to the Washington-based Aerospace Industries Assn.