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Re: RE : [TowerTalk] New FCC chariman needs to be a HAM!

To: "Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS)" <>
Subject: Re: RE : [TowerTalk] New FCC chariman needs to be a HAM!
From: Alan Zack <>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:34:36 -0800
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IMO that's what is wrong with Boeing now. When I worked for Rockwell Intl (North American Aviation Div) the engineers worked their way up to the Division President and V.P. slots. When contracts were completed they kept the engineers busy on R&D for the next contract, even at corp expense. Rockwell was able to get the B1-B contract because of the R&D they had done on their own when the gov't opened the bidding. They were ready. Then Boeing bought out Rockell Space and Defense Division. The shuttle craft went down hill, there were no new big contracts. Boeing then bought out MDA/MDC. Now what is left of MDA is going to hell. Why, because all the big shots running the show are MBA's brought in from financial institutions to make money for the stockholder. They sell the buildings, then have to rent office space back from the new owners. When contracts end they lay off 1000's of Engineers and techs with almost no one to do the R&D for future contracts. When they get a contract they have to hire 1000's of new people who don't know what they are doing and cause delays and screw ups.
I am sorry Boeing ever bought out R.I. and MDA. I wonder if anyone else who worked for a company that Boeing bought out feels the same.

Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS) wrote:

Probably for the same reason that US companies are, increasingly, run by people who have no real knowledge of the company's products or production processes. At the time of the Daimler/Chrysler merger, it was said that wheras Daimler-Benz was run by engineers, Chrysler was run by "managers." So in the US people can move from running a soft-drink co. to running a computer co. or from running a car co. to running a breakfast cereal co. to running an airline.

Alan NV8A

On 01/22/05 03:46 am hermans tossed the following ingredients into the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:

Should one understand that one can be FCC chairman without any technical
background states-side ?


Alan Zack
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