Decker Named VP And General Manager Of Sperry Gyroscope Unit

Edwin D. Decker has been named vice president and general manager of Sperry Gyroscope, a unit of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation.

Mr. Decker will succeed Robert L. Wendt, who was promoted to president of the division.

Mr. Decker will be responsible for all activities of the unit, which is principally involved in the design, manufacture and support of radar systems, sonar systems, radio and inertial navigation systems, and military test equipment Since 1975, Mr. Decker had served as vice president and manager of radar programs for Gyroscope, with overall responsibility for all radar programs. From 1973 to 1975, he was vice president for program development, in charge of all new business acquisitions.

From 1970 to 1973, he was chief engineer for radar and anti-aircraft warfare systems, and was responsible for the engineering efforts on such programs as Terrier missile fire control systems, Mk 92 gun and missile fire control system, the AN/TPQ-37 artillery locating system, and the dome antenna system.

Prior to joining Sperry in 1953, Mr. Decker served as an ordnance engineer with the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, and worked on missile and gun fire control programs.

During the Korean Conflict, he was commissioned as a l i e u t e n a n t with the U.S. Air Force, and served as an armament systems officer.

Mr. Decker graduated from the City College of New York (CCNY) in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State, and is a member of the American Management Association, Association of the U.S. Army, the American Defense Preparedness Association, and a life member of the Navy League of the United States.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 38,  Feb 15, 1980

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