Top Officers Named At Bird-Johnson Company

Howard H. Scott, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors and continues as chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r . He replaces Frederick K. Becker, who is retiring. The board also announced the promotion of Charles A. Orem from executive vice president to president and chief operating officer. Mr. Scott joined A. Johnson in 1953, and became vice president of Bird-Johnson when it was founded in 1958. He served in that capacity until 1964, when he was named president.

Mr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and attended the Sloan School for senior management studies.

Mr. Orem was director of corporate planning and development for Babcock & Wilcox before joining Bird-Johnson in 1979. He previously served in the U.S. Navy and retired at the rank of commander in 1970.

Mr. Orem holds a B.S. degree in engineering from the U.S. Na- val Academy and a master's degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Johnson & Co., Inc., New York, N.Y., serves both the marine and industrial markets. Its marine division manufactures, sells and services KaMeWa controllable- pitch p r o p e l l e r s and steering devices. The fluid power division manufactures and markets hydraulic motors and proprietary rotary products marketed under the Bird-Johnson Hyd-Ro- Ac name.

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