W.E. Haggett Appointed President And COO Of Bath Iron Works
John F. Sullivan Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), and vice president of Congoleum Corporation, has announced a major reorganization of his senior management staff at BIW. William E. Haggett has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, reporting to Mr. Sullivan. In that capacity, he will have responsibility for the operations end of the shipyard, including marketing, production, engineering, materials management, production planning and control, and program management.
Mr. Haggett joined BIW in 1963, and has held various positions with the company including management functions as assistant to the president, vice president of marketing, and for the past 5y2 years has been executive vice president and chief operating officer.
In addition to Mr. Haggett, the following corporate officers will continue to report to Mr. Sullivan: Robert M. Smith, promoted to vice president of human resources and communications, which includes community and public relations programs; L. James Gardner, who as vice president and general counsel has responsibility for all company legal services; and Edward F. Burke, who recently joined BIW as vice president and chief financial officer.