November 1, 1988 |
McDonnell Douglas said Monday that it will split up its astronautics company, which includes its 8,200-employee facility in Huntington Beach, into three separate units effective Dec. 1. Company officials said the move is intended to streamline the operations of the St. Louis-based astronautics division and better focus activities of its three primary businesses--space systems, missile systems and defense electronics.
March 8, 1991 |
McDonnell Douglas Corp. named John P. Capellupo--a veteran executive who created a stir last year with his get-tough policies at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach--as president of its McDonnell Aircraft unit in St. Louis. The embattled aerospace firm said "a decision" about Capellupo's current position--deputy president of the Long Beach unit--will be announced by May 1. Capellupo, 56, was responsible for the troubled Air Force C-17 cargo jet program during his tenure in Long Beach.
January 28, 1989 |
Douglas Aircraft President James E. Worsham, the hard-driving airplane salesman who is widely credited with the historic turnaround of McDonnell Douglas' commercial aircraft business in the 1980s, will step down May 1. McDonnell Douglas named Robert H. Hood Jr. to succeed Worsham, who will turn 65 in April and leave under the company's mandatory retirement policy.
October 1, 1991 |
President Bush's proposal to yank nuclear-tipped Tomahawk cruise missiles off U.S. surface ships and submarines met with fear and apprehension Monday at General Dynamics' Convair division here, where about 2,000 workers are directly involved in building Tomahawks. "We don't know how far this (arms reduction proposal) is going to go," said Ed Maudlin, an official with the International Assn. of Machinists, which represents about 5,900 General Dynamics employees in San Diego.
February 16, 1992 |
Not long ago, Ann Piening McMahon had a career analyzing laser communications satellites and making computer models for McDonnell Douglas Corp. Now, she's showing rocks to preschoolers for a living. "As far as I know, I'm the only scientist who does birthday parties," she said. McMahon is one of the success stories among 11,000 workers laid off since September, 1990, by the nation's largest defense contractor.