W.L. Kwitchoff Named VP-General Superintendent At Savannah Shipyard
David H. Green, president and chief executive officer of Savannah Shipyard Company has announced the f o l l o w i n g o r g a n i z a t i o n al changes. William L. Kwitchoff has been elected vice presidentgeneral superintendent, and will be responsible for production and overall yard operations. He is a graduate of the Maritime Administration Merchant Marine Officers Training School, Long Island, N.Y. He sailed with the Isthmian S t e a m s h i p and Bull Lines following his graduation in 1950 with a 3rd Mates License. During the period 1954 to 1961, Mr. Kwitchoff served on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a pilot and after completing an engineering program, spent two and onehalf years in the capacity of main propulsion officer. Other assignments have included boiler officer and auxiliary division officer. In 1963, he joined Bethlehem Steel Corporation's B a l t i m o r e Yard, where he worked as a ship superintendent until 1966, when he joined Savannah Shipyard Company. William J. Foran, vice presid e n t - p r o d u c t i o n , has been assigned to the newly created position of technical consultant, and will remain as a vice president. In this position, Mr. Foran will assume the duties and responsibilities associated with special assignments relating to ship repair, ship conversion, steel fabrication, and industrial work. He has been vice president-production since 1973. He joined the shipyard in 1935 as an apprentice, and has carried out various repair responsibilities since that time.