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Edmond Easter Named
Navidyne Vice President accordance with contract terms.
With 20 ships of the same class still under construction, as a result of contracts previously- awarded to Todd in fiscal years 1975-79, this award gives the company a Naval shipbuilding backlog of $1.5 billion for the 23 ships now under contracts.
The first Todd-built FFG, the
USS Wadsworth (FFG-9), con- structed at the Los Angeles Di- vision, joined the fleet early in
April this year. The second, the
Duncan (FFG-10), having suc- cessfully completed acceptance trials, will be delivered by the
Seattle Division in May. Of the remaining ships, nine have been launched and 11 are on the build- ing ways or in the construction process. Of the total of 25 ships awarded to Todd thus far, 21 are for the U.S. Navy and four are for the Royal Australian Navy.
One of the ships of the current order will be built at the Los
Angeles Division and two at the
Mr. Gilbride stated that, based on current administration plan- ning, at least 15 more of these frigates are proposed for con- struction. Todd expects to be awarded a fair portion of these during the next four years.
Navidyne Corporation, Newport
News, Ya. announces the promo- tion of Edmond Easter to the newly created position of vice president, marketing. He will as- sume responsibility for worldwide sales of Navidyne's product line of marine electronics equipment.
Mr. Easter has served as Navi- dyne's marketing manager for
North America since joining the company in 1976. He has also held marketing positions with the
Hastings-Raydist Division of Tel- edyne, Inc., and with Texas Elec- tronics.
According to A. Clifford Barker, president of Navidyne, Mr. Easter has played a leading role in es- tablishing the company as a lead- ing producer of satellite naviga- tion receivers.
From Milwaukee Tool
A 16-page catalog describing the company's complete line of vices, jacks, braces, wrenches, pipe cutters and other tools and equipment for use in shipyards and shops is being offered by
Milwaukee Tool & Equipment
Company. The brochure gives complete specifications on a wide range of products, particularly vices.
For a free copy of this catalog, write to Dick Berger, sales man- ager, Milwaukee Tool & Equip- ment Company, 2773 South 29th
Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53215.
Navy Contracts Totaling $203 Million Awarded
To Todd Shipyards-
Backlog Is $1.5 Billion
John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd
Shipyards Corporation, has an- nounced that the company's West
Coast subsidiary, Todd Pacific
Shipyards Corporation, has been awarded additional contracts to build, under the Navy's fiscal 1980 program, two more FFG-7 class guided missile frigates for the U.S. Navy, and one additional
FFG-7 class ship for the Royal
The base price is approximately $203 million, with provision for upward adjustment for labor, ma- terial, and overhead escalation in 16
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