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advanced composites executive

William Loran Murphy, American advanced composites executive. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Society Automotive Engineers, Society Advancement Materials and Process Engineering.

Background

Murphy, William Loran was born on March 12, 1927 in Oxnard, California, United States. Son of Allen Austin and Bessie (Frey) Murphy.

Education

Graduate, United States Navy Test Pilot School, 1958. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1965.

Career

Enlisted United States Navy, 1944, advanced through grades to Commander, 1944-1963, retired, 1967. Program manager Lockheed Missile and Space Company, Sunnyvale, California, 1967-1973. President Yosemite Airlines, Columbia, 1973-1980.

Director, administrator Lear Fan Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1980-1981, manager Reno, 1981-1983. President Abaris, since 1983. Lecturer San Jose (California) State University, 1971-1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Aviation Management, 1969.

Membership

Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Society Automotive Engineers, Society Advancement Materials and Process Engineering.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing.

Connections

Married Helen Casterlin, July 12, 1950 (divorced May 1980). Children: Craig, Lisa, Kay, Laura, Dean.

father:
Allen Austin Murphy

mother:
Bessie (Frey) Murphy

spouse:
Helen Casterlin

child:
Craig Murphy

child:
Lisa Murphy

child:
Kay Murphy

child:
Laura Murphy

child:
Dean Murphy