Litton Industries announced that Thomas M. "Tom" Kitchen, a member of the Litton Avondale Industries management team, has been named president
of Avondale to succeed Albert Bossier, age 67, who is retiring Nov. 1, 1999, after 42 years of service to Avondale.
"Tom Kitchen has played an integral role in the overall success of Avondale since joining the company in 1977," said Jerry St. Pe, Litton executive vice president and COO of Litton Ship Systems (LSS).
Kitchen, age 51, joined Avondale in 1977 as an assistant controller. He has advanced through a series of assignments, culminating in his current duties as vice president and CFO. A New Orleans native, he holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and master of business administration degree from the University of New Orleans.
Kitchen is a certified pu
blic accountant, and is a member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and the Financial Executives Institute.