The National Shipbuilding Research Program's Business Process Technologies Panel elected Ken Clarke as its new Panel Chair, and Jim Rohr
as returning Vice Chair, during its December 12, 2003 Panel Meeting held at the "Automation in Shipbuilding Conference" in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Clarke is an employee of Northrop Grumman Newport News
. He has held management positions at Newport News in Aircraft Carrier New Construction and Overhaul Nuclear Engineering, Waterfront Trades Administration, Submarine Overhaul Program Office, International Commercial Ship Marketing, Naval Business Technology Marketing, and Human Resources. His current position is Manager, Production Engineering and Program Manager for Industrial Products Sales at NGNN.
Rohr is founder and President of Jim Rohr and Associates LLC located in Houston Texas. JRA is a consulting company that provides business and engineering solutions for shipbuilders, offshore contractors
and major oil companies
. Jim serves on several company executive boards and industry committees and is the past Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel.