Litton Industries promoted Dr. Clark "Corky" Graham
to the newly established position of vice president, resource utilization and productivity improvement of Litton Ship Systems
(LSS), Graham will be responsible for developing and implementing the plan to optimize the utilization of the combined resources of LSS to achieve the highest levels of efficiency from its facilities, processes and human resources. Graham previously served as president of Litton Marine Systems
, which has headquarters in Charlottesville, Va.
He reports to LSS senior vice president William P. "Pat" Keene. Prior to joining Litton, Graham served the U.S. Navy with distinction for more than 30 years and held senior positions, including commander of the David Taylor Research Center, as well as technical director of the DDG 51 ARLEIGH BURKE Class of guided missile destroyers, currently being produced by Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Jerry St. Pe, Litton executive vice president and chief operating officer of Litton Ship Systems, said, "Corky Graham brings a broad range of experience and expertise to Litton Ship Systems, and we look forward to the contributions he will make with our organization."
Graham joined Litton in 1994 as vice president of engineering of Litton Marine Systems. In 1997, he was promoted to vice president and managing director of Litton Marine Systems, United Kingdom, and named president of Litton Marine Systems in 1999.
In the U.S. Navy, Graham attained the rank of captain. During his career, he also held management positions as nuclear cruise project officer and supervisor of shipbuilding at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va. Graham received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.