Sun Ship Forms New Estimating Department —Brawner Named Manager
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa. 19013, has formed a new department — New Construction Estimating, Budgeting & Cost Analysis — and appointed H. Peirce Brawner Jr.
manager of the new department, reporting to the president.
The new department will be responsible for providing all estimates on new ship construction and major conversion work, converting those estimates to operating budgets, and establishing a system for cost analysis of performance against budget.
Mr. Brawner is a 1952 graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree.
He was assistant to the manager and also chief of cost controls for Bethlehem Steel Company's Shipbuilding Division yard in Quincy, Mass., before joining Sun Ship in 1964 as administrative assistant to the vice president of engineering. In 1967, he was named head of manufacturing engineering, and in 1968 he assumed the additional duties of managing the New Ship Estimating Department.
In 1972, he was appointed projects manager with responsibility for contracts, e s t i m a t i n g , and Product Group business functions. He is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, is active in civic affairs, and serves on the board of directors of several companies.