Martin Marietta names chief for Middle River unit

April 22, 1993|By Ted Shelsby | Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer

Martin Marietta Corp. has named a new president at its Aero & Naval Systems division in Middle River as part of a restructuring associated with its recent $3 billion acquisition of General Electric Corp.'s aerospace operations.

William F. Ballhaus, president of Martin Marietta Civil Space & Communication Co. in Denver, will head the local division. He succeeds Joseph D. Antinucci, who will become head of the Electronics and Missiles division in Orlando, Fla. The appointments are effective May 1.

The changes are part of the first phase of a consolidation of Martin's businesses with those of the former GE Aerospace into six groups.

The groups and the presidents that head them are: energy, Clyde C. Hopkins; electronics, Thomas A. Corcoran; information, Peter A. Bracken; materials, Stephen P. Zelnak; services, Michael F. Camardo; and space, Peter B. Teets.

Three of the groups, space, electronics and information, will be based at Martin's corporate headquarters in Bethesda.

The Aero and Naval Systems division, composed primarily of the company's Middle River and Glen Burnie operations, will be a part of the new electronics group.

The energy group will be based in Oak Ridge, Tenn.; materials in Raleigh, N.C.; and services in Cherry Hill, N.J.

The transition team will focus on "how to best consolidate operations to achieve optimum cost efficiencies, customer responsiveness and business growth," said Norman R. Augustine, chairman and chief executive.

Martin spokesman James Vallela said it was too soon to say if any jobs will be eliminated or plants closed as a result of the consolidation.

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