TENNECO NAMES NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING PRESIDENT
TENNECO NAMES NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING PRESIDENT HOUSTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TGT) announced
today that W.R. "Pat" Phillips has been named president of Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. He begins his new assignment effective Jan. 1.
Phillips, 60, replaces Edward J. Campbell, who was named Friday to become president of J I Case, Tenneco's farm and construction equipment unit in Racine, Wis. Phillips currently is executive vice president of the shipyard, responsible for construction and repair operations, construction engineering and testing, and the overhaul and refueling of the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE. Phillips, a Virginia native, is a 42-year employee of Newport News Shipbuilding who began as an apprentice machinist in 1949. He has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and has done graduate work in business management at George Washington University. Phillips also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's advanced management program. "Pat Phillips brings the perfect blend of management background and practical shipbuilding experience to take over the top position at the shipyard. Pat has directed waterfront operations and has held both the top marketing and engineering jobs at the company," said Michael H. Walsh, Tenneco president. Campbell, the yard's outgoing president, said, "I am very pleased Pat Phillips will succeed me as president. He has tremendous experience in all phases of this business. He is an outstanding choice to lead the shipyard through a change from almost exclusively naval construction and repair in recent years into an era of greater commercial work." Phillips is a member of the executive committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Memberships also include the Naval Submarine League and the Propeller Club of the United States. He is a former director of the Welding Research Council, the Material Properties Council and the American Defense Preparedness Association. Phillips is a former member of the board of trustees of the National Security Industrial Association, and a former member of the NATO Industrial Advisory Group, the Naval Studies Board, and past president of the Engineers' Club of the Virginia Peninsula. Phillips currently serves on the board of directors of Signet Bank- Peninsula, on the industrial advisory committee for the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia, and on the advisory board of the Committee of 100 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc., and of the board of trustees of Old Dominion University's Educational Foundation. Tenneco Inc. is a Houston-based, diversified industrial corporation with major business interests in natural gas pipelines, farm and construction equipment, automotive parts, shipbuilding, packaging, chemicals and minerals. -0- 12/9/91 /CONTACT: Christine LeLaurin of Tenneco Inc., 713-757-2761, or Jack Schnaedter of Newport News Shipbuilding, 804-380-2945/ (TGT) CO: Newport News Shipbuilding; Tenneco Inc. ST: Texas, Virginia IN: MAR SU: PER FC -- NY070 -- 0678 12/09/91 16:01 EST
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