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PATRICK J. FINNERAN JR. NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF AV-8B HARRIER II PROGRAM AT McDONNELL AIRCRAFT

 PATRICK J. FINNERAN JR. NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF
 AV-8B HARRIER II PROGRAM AT McDONNELL AIRCRAFT
 ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick J. Finneran Jr. has been named general manager of the AV-8B Harrier II program at McDonnell Aircraft Co., a division of McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD). As general manager, Finneran is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Harrier II production and operation activities.
 Finneran, 46, joined McDonnell Douglas in 1987 as program development manager on the AV-8B. In 1990, he was named program manager for Harrier programs and later deputy general manager. Prior to joining McDonnell Douglas, Finneran served 20 years as a Marine Corps officer, retiring in 1987 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
 He holds a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in public administration from East Carolina University. Finneran is also an honors graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College and a graduate of the National War College.
 Finneran replaces Roger H. Mathews, who retired Dec. 31, 1991, after four years of leadership on the AV-8B program and 34 years with McDonnell Douglas. The AV-8B is the U.S. Marine Corps' close air support aircraft, with short takeoff/vertical landing capabilities. It is also in service with the British Royal Air Force, Spanish Navy and Italian Navy. The AV-8B program employs approximately 3,250 workers at McDonnell Douglas' St. Louis facilities.
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