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Appendix B GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY Guest speakers from the titanium industry met with the panel, in a group or individually, to present their views on the status and direction of the industry. The following individuals participated in the meetings held in Washington, D.C., on March 11-13, 1981: Joseph W. Byrne, President, TOT Division, Titanium Corporation of America (assisted by Ward W. Minkler); Rod F. Simenz, Department Manager, Materials and Processes, Lockheed California Corporation; Edward N. Agua, Director, Materials Research, Gould Laboratories, Gould, Inc .; George B. Cobel, President, D-H Titanium Company; Dominic M. Strollo, Vice President, Marketing, RMI Company (assisted by P. F. Helton and M. L. Esch); Donald H. Turner, Vice President, Titanium Alloy Operations, HOWMET Turbine Components Corporation; Allen H. Freedman, Manager-Metallics, Northrup Corporation; Donald D . Goehler, Manager-7 57 Materials Technology, Boeing Commercial Airplane Company; Robert L. Kane, President, Titanium Industries Corporation; William A. Owczarski, Manager, Technical Planning, P&W Aircraf t Group, United Technologies (arranged by J. ~ . bloore); and Kenneth W. Stalker, Materials and Process Laboratories, Gas Turbine Engine Development, General Electric Company (arranged by R. F. Wo jcieszak, Manager) . Other individuals met with the panel or with some members of the panel to di scuss narrow topic areas of concern in the study: On April 7, 1981, Larry Blakely, Designer, Boeing Commercial Aircraf t Company, discussed titanium in new commercial aircraft designs 757 and 767, with panel members in Portland, Oregon. In Palo Alto, California, on July 14, 1981 the following individuals addressed panel members: Gary R. Keller, Metallurgist, Materials and Producibility, North American Aircraft Division, Rockwell International, discussed titanium needs in the B-1 program and other military aircraft systems; Ward W. Minkler, President, Transition Metals Associates, Inc., discussed the inner workings and current problems of the IT. S. titanium industry; and William 0. Nisbet, International Titanium, Inc., discussed the status and plans for the ITI new titanium sponge facility (assisted by E. F. Baroch and I. Suzuki ~ . Separate individual meetings were held in Washington, D.C., in June and August 1981 by N. E. Promisel, panel member, and G. Economos, stat f off icer, to discuss the factors af f ecting changes in the U. S . titanium industry and comparisons with foreign technology. The individuals participating were: Ward W. Minkler, President, Transition Metals Associates, Inc .; Harold D. Kessler, Do rector, Technology and Market 175

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176 Planning, Titanium Alloy Operations, HOWMET Turbine Components Corporation; and I. Perl~utter, Consultant, Dayton, Ohio (retired from the Air Force Materials Laboratory). I