Norfolk Ship Names Richardson And Eure To New Positions —Officers Reelected
At the recent annual board of directors meeting of Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation, the following company officers were reelected: John L. Roper 2nd, chairman of the board; John L. Roper 3rd, president and chief executive officer; E.L. Pickler Jr., vice president; George W. Roper II, vice president; J.G. Price, vice president of production; W.D. Payne, assistant vice president; P.R. Price Jr., assistant vice president; E.L. Carlyle, treasurer, and M.R. Griffin, secretary.
Also at this board meeting, the following men were elected to the following new positions: R.B. Richardson Jr., senior vice president and chief financial officer, and C.H. Eure Jr., vice president of plant facilities and operations, assistant secretary and assistant to the president.
Mr. Richardson has been with Norfolk Ship for 34 years, serving as treasurer and director of finance. Mr. Eure is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney, and George Washington University, and has been with the yard for 16 years. John L. Roper 3rd, president and chief executive officer, in his annual report listed sales in 1976 at $54 million, compared to $52 million in 1975. The sales in 1976 were nearly equally divided between government and commercial sales.
Mr. Roper expressed optimism for 1977, as the current work load was at an all-time high. He further stated that the new expansion of the Berkley (Va.) Plant would greatly increase sales.