R.W. Thorpe Joins McMullen Associates As Vice President
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., naval architects, marine engineers, and consultants of New York, has announced that Richard W. Thorpe Jr. has joined the company as vice president-corporate planning and development. He will report directly to George A. Sawyer, president of the company. Mr. Thorpe will be based in JJMA's Arlington, Va., office, and in addition to his primary duties, will be responsible for government affairs.
P r i o r to joining JJMA, Mr. Thorpe served as assistant to the vice president of marketing and marine marketing manager f or Bath Iron Works Corporation, where he had been employed for more than 15 years. His experience included responsibilities for marketing Navy and commercial ship construction, ship overhaul, and repair contracts. It also included the management of contract definition and research programs for both Navy and commercial contracts such as destroyer design, construction and modernization, commercial ship design and evaluation, and shipbuilding research as well as longrange business planning responsibilities for the shipyard. In his new position, Mr. Thorpe will manage JJMA's corporate planning, and will be responsible for liaison between JJMA and the various government agencies to which JJMA provides engineering and consulting services.
Mr. Thorpe is a graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Prior to his service at Bath Iron Works Corporation, he held various management and engineering positions with the South Portland Engineering Company, and the Bethlehem Steel Company in its nuclear ship design and construction programs.