Roper Named Chairman, Eure President, Payne Executive VP At NORSHIPCO
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) recently announced major changes in its corporate structure.
John L. Roper III has been elected chairman of the board of directors. Formerly president and chief executive officer, he will continue as CEO.
Charles H. Eure Jr., formerly executive vice president of operations, is now president and chief operating officer. W.D. Payne Sr., formerly senior vice president of production, has been named executive vice president of production. Carlos E. Agnese, formerly vice president of estimating and contract administration, is now senior vice president in the same area. Ernest C. Reilly moves from assistant vice president of estimating and contract administration to vice president in the same functions.
Daniel H. Knight has been named assistant vice president and director of purchasing. John L. Roper IV, formerly assistant treasurer and assistant secretary of the corporation, is now secretary and assistant treasurer.
Mr. Payne was also elected to the board of directors. Other members of the board are John L. Roper III, Mr. Eure, George W.
Roper II, L.C. Ackerman, William H. Jory, and O. Raymond Yates Jr.