WOOLSEY NAMED A DIRECTOR OF BRITISH AEROSPACE, INC.
WOOLSEY NAMED A DIRECTOR OF BRITISH AEROSPACE, INC. WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- R. James Woolsey has been
elected to the board of directors of British Aerospace, Inc., headquartered at Herndon, Va. He is a partner in the law firm Shea and Gardner, based in Washington.
Commenting on the announcement, Robert L. Kirk, chairman of British Aerospace, Inc., said, "Jim Woolsey has a distinguished record of public service, and we are pleased to have his counsel as we plan the future of British Aerospace in North America." Woolsey was ambassador and U.S. representative to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), based in Vienna from 1989-91. From 1977-79 he was under secretary of the Navy and from 1973-77 was an associate of Shea and Gardner, becoming partner in 1979. He was general counsel to the U.S. Armed Services Committee from 1970-73. He is a regent of the Smithsonian Institution and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies as well as the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. He has served on three presidential commissions: Strategic Forces (Brent Scowcroft, chairman), 1983; Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management (David Packard, chairman), 1985-86; and Federal Ethics Law Reform (Malcolm Wilkey, chairman), 1989. Woolsey was appointed a director of the Martin Marietta Corp. in 1991. He graduated with great distinction from Stanford University in 1963, was awarded a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford University, graduating in 1965, and then attended Yale Law School, also becoming managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. Woolsey has been a frequent contributor of articles on defense and foreign policy to newspapers and magazines. He is married to the former Suzanne Haley, and they have three sons. British Aerospace, Inc., is the U.S. subsidiary responsible for the interests of British Aerospace PLC in North and South America. These include marketing and after sales support of the family of British Aerospace regional airliners and business jets; marketing of the company's products to the U.S. government, including the U.S. Armed Services through the company's Government Programs Office. Current major collaborative programs include the T45 advanced jet trainer for the U.S. Navy and the AV8B VSTOL strike aircraft in service with the U.S. Marine Corps. Other British Aerospace companies operating in the United States include Royal Ordnance, which supplies weapons to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, and Range Rover of North America, which imports four-wheel drive vehicles manufactured by Land Rover. British Aerospace PLC has a 52.7 percent interest in the Tampa- based simulator manufacturer Reflectone, Inc. -0- 5/7/92 /CONTACT: Michael Jolley of British Aerospace, 703-435-9100/ CO: British Aerospace ST: District of Columbia IN: ARO SU: PER
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