Four Vice Presidents
Northrop Grumman, Newport News, Va., has named Robert L. Gunter, sector vice president of operations; Matthew J. Mulherin, sector vice president of programs; Ken Mahler, vice president for aircraft carrier overhauls; and Mike Shawcross, vice president of the CVN 21 program. Prior to this appointment, Gunter was vice president for aircraft carrier programs and vice president of engineering. Mulherin most recently served as vice president for the CVN 21 program. Prior to their promotions, Mahler served as program director responsible for completion of the USS Ronald Reagan, and Shawcross served as CVN 21 propulsion plant program director.
Linde Gas Announces
| MG Systems and
MG Systems and Welding, Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed John Hansen, south-central territory regional sales manager, responsible for Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River. Hansen has 23 years of experience working with capital equipment and machine tools in marketing and sales positions.
Battelle Honors Scientist
for Welding Breakthrough
Battelle Memorial Institute researcher Pingsha Dong was awarded the Aerospace 2004 Laurels Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology for his breakthrough method of predicting the fatigue life of welded structures. Dong's Verity™ mesh-insensitive structural stress method, experts say, could save billions of dollars in aerospace, automotive, and other engineering fields by allowing companies to reduce expensive testing practices and overengineering of designs.
David J. Crawford
David J. Crawford, 53, died April 15. Mr. Crawford was involved in all aspects of distribution and finance at Atlas Welding Accessories, Inc., with locations in Michigan and New York. He was active in AWS District 11, and Detroit Section events, and participated in the preparations for the AWS Welding Shows. Among his favorite activities were playing golf and basketball, and sports coaching. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.