Blackinton Named General Manager Of Bethlehem-Beaumont Yard
The appointment of Richard E.
Blackinton as general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont (Texas) Yard has been announced by David H. Klinges, vice president of Bethlehem's marine construction group. Mr.
Blackinton, who had been general manager of operations and facilities, marine construction, will succeed Sherman C. Perry.
Following graduation from the University of Rhode Island in 1951 with a B.S. degree in civil engineering, Mr. Blackinton joined Bethlehem Steel's management training program for college graduates and was intially assigned to the Hoboken, N.J., yard. He transferred to the corporation's former yard in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1953, and two years later returned to Hoboken as a planner and then estimator.
In 1957, he was assigned to shipbuilding headquarters then located in New York City as assistant to construction engineer, and later as technical assistant to the vice president. In 1966 he returned to the Hoboken yard as a ship superintendent and became assistant project superintendent at the San Francisco yard later that year.
Mr. Blackinton was promoted to general superintendent at Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in Beaumont in 1969 and subsequently served there as plant engineer, methods engineer and assistant to the general manager. He returned to the Hoboken yard as general superintendent in 1978 and the following year was named general manager. He was appointed to his present position in 1982.