The Environmental Technology Panel of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has elected Jennifer Parker
, from Bath Iron Works, as chairman and Frank (“Hogie”) Thorn, from Newport News Shipbuilding
, to the position of vice-chairman. Parker replaces Mike Chee, of National Steel & Shipbuilding Company
(NASSCO), who held the panel’s chairman position for the pervious ten years. Thorn replaces Parker as the panel’s vice chairman.
The Environmental Technology Panel of the NSRP provides a forum for shipyard environmental personnel to seek solutions to shipyard environmental problems and promotes the advancement of environmental technology to meet the shipyard’s needs. The panel meets three times a year in various U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry areas, including the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern, Gulf Coast, California and Pacific Northwest regions. The next meeting of the panel will be held in Biloxi, Miss., from February 20 to 22, 2002. For additional information on the panel’s activities or upcoming meetings, visit the panel’s information page on the NSRP website at www.USAShipbuilding.com.