Fred W. Beltz Jr. Elected Vice President DeLaval Turbine Inc.
Donald T. Bixby, president, De- Laval Turbine Inc., announced that Fred W. Beltz Jr. was elected vice president by the board of directors on May 24, 1978.
A 29-year DeLaval veteran, Mr. Beltz has served in a number of assignments within the organization. Prior to his appointment in 1970 as the general manager of DeLaval's Condenser and Filter Division, Florence, N.J., Mr. Beltz had served five years as manager of the Service and Repair Department at the Turbine Division. On January 1, 1978, DeLaval consolidated its Energy Products Divisions in Trenton, N.J., and Mr.
Beltz was selected as general manager of the newly formed Turbine and Compressor Division. In conjunction with the consolidation, Mr. Beltz will direct a $24-million program for new facilities and machinery. The program is scheduled for completion by 1980, with $8 million slated for 1978.
Mr. Beltz recently served as the president of the Heat Exchange Institute (HEI), which is an association composed of the major manufacturers of heat exchangers for the utility industry. The "standards" established by the HEI are recognized throughout the engineering world.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) recently elected Mr. Beltz as its chairman for 1977-78. Mr. Beltz, who has been active in the Society since 1944, is the latest in a long series of DeLaval vice presidents to be elected to the Philadelphia chairmanship, starting with Hans G. Bauer in the early '50s, followed by Ivan Monk, Barton B. Cook Jr., and now Mr. Beltz.