Clements Named Group VP At Tracor Components, Succeeding J.D. Hughes

Frank W. McBee Jr., chairman and president of Tracor, Inc., has announced the election of Walter A. Clements as group vice president of Tracor Components. Mr.

Clements, also president of Littelfuse, Inc., a Tracor subsidiary in Des Plaines, 111., succeeds Jack D. Hughes, who retired from the company effective December 31, 1980.

Mr. Hughes had served as group vice president of Tracor Components since Tracor's 1968 acquisition of Littelfuse, Inc., a 54-year-old electrical and electromechanical components manufacturing firm which he joined in 1943 and served as president of between 1965 and 1980.

Mr. Clements has been with Littelfuse since 1950, beginning as a sales engineer and advancing to vice president of distribution sales and advertising in 1958 and vice president of sales and marketing in 1961. In 1969, he was elected executive vice president of Littelfuse and a member of the board of directors. As group vice president of Tracor Components, Mr. Clements will remain as president of Littelfuse and become chairman of the Littelfuse board of directors.

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