J.W. Steadman Named VP-Production For Halter Marine

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James W. Steadman has been appointed vice president, production of Halter Marine, Inc., with responsibility for the production activities of all Halter shipyards and production centers. The announcement was made by Harold P. Halter, president and chairman of the New Orleans-based shipbuilding group.

Mr. Steadman joined Halter in July 1980 as vice president, special assignments, with overall responsibility for the Halter CATUG project at Chickasaw, Ala.

Halter is building six of the giant propulsion units for an integrated tug/barge program under subcontract with Bethlehem Shipbuilding, and an additional tug for California and Hawaiian Sugar Company. He will continue to maintain management of all CATUG production while assuming additional production responsibilities. Prior to joining Halter, Mr.

Steadman had been associated with the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries for 26 years. His most recent position there was vice president of operations. Prior to that, he held various managerial positions at Ingalls including director of quality assurance, chief of project engineering, director of program engineering, chief design engineer, and he has been responsible for a production center employing approximately 17,000 people.

Halter Marine, Inc. owns and operates 10 shipyards in the Southeastern United States, and is the world's largest builder of supply vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry.

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