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 ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD) today announced the appointment of three executives to new management positions.
 James M. Sinnett, 54, has been promoted to senior vice president of the New Aircraft and Missile Products (NAMP) unit of McDonnell Douglas Aerospace in St. Louis, effective immediately. Sinnett, who had been vice president and general manager of the research and development operation for the past two years, will continue to report to John Capellupo, executive vice president-McDonnell Douglas.
 David O. Swain, 51, who currently leads the C-17 program as senior vice president-Transport Aircraft, will return to St. Louis Jan. 4 as vice president and general manager of NAMP, reporting to Sinnett.
 Donald R. Kozlowski, 55, now vice president and general manager-High Speed Civil Transport in St. Louis, will become senior vice president for the C-17 program, effective Dec. 20. He will report to John F. McDonnell, chairman and chief executive officer of McDonnell Douglas.
 In announcing the appointments, McDonnell praised the leadership abilities of each of the executives.
 "Together, Jim, Dave and Don bring more than 90 years of aerospace managment experience to their work," McDonnell said. "Through this move, we will be able to build on the progress made to date in the C-17 program and at the same time reinforce the research and development operations of our military aircraft and missiles business.
 "Dave has brought us through some very difficult times, dealing with tough program issues. His experience in development and production programs will be of great value to NAMP.
 "Don, with his experience in managing such military aircraft programs as the F/A-18 C/D Hornet, will be able to accelerate the drive of the C-17 team toward increased quality and decreased cost.
 "Jim has done an outstanding job of shaping NAMP into a customer focused unit. Under his leadership, NAMP this year won 12 of its 12 'must-win' contract research and development competitions, bringing in contracts worth more than $200 million. These wins will enable McDonnell Douglas to develop strategic technologies that will boost our competitiveness over the long-term."
 Sinnett's engineering and aerospace career at McDonnell Douglas spans 31 years. Before being named to lead NAMP, he was vice president and general manager-Advanced Tactical Fighter. Prior to that Sinnett served in a number of different management positions, including vice president-New Aircraft Products in 1987 and vice president-Advanced Design Engineering.
 Swain began his career at McDonnell Douglas in 1964 with its astronautics company in St. Louis. He served in various engineering management positions on the Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles programs and the Gemini space program. In 1985 he became vice president and deputy general manager of the former McDonnell Douglas Electronics Co. In 1989 he moved to California to lead Douglas Aircraft Co.'s strategic business and technology development efforts, and in 1991 he was named vice president-general manager of the C-17 program. He was named to his current position in 1992.
 Kozlowski has served in a number of engineering management positions since rejoining McDonnell Douglas in 1965. He served as chief program engineer for the Advanced F-15 in 1982, program manager-Advanced Tactical Fighter in 1984, vice president and general manager-YF-23 in 1988, vice president and general manager-A-12 in 1990 and vice president and general manager-F/A-18 C/D in 1991. He was named to his current position in 1992.
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 /CONTACT: James R. Reed of McDonnell Douglas Corp., 314-232-2300/

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