Richard "Dick" Warters

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Richard J. "Dick" Warters
Vice President of Engineering
Rohr Chula Vista
 
 
Dick was born on September 9, 1940 in Olean, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana. He was employed by McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965 he went to work at Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista, California. In 1988, Dick was promoted to Director of Program Management. "He was responsible for Rohr's General Electric, McDonnell Douglas MD-1 1 pylon, quiet nacelle and 727 re-engining programs" (Chula Vista Star-News, April 1988). In October of 1992 he married Nancy Johnson in Lake Tahoe, California. Dick retired from Rohr in 1998 after 33 years. He passed away from lung cancer in March 3, 2007.




 

Dick Warters in mock up with a complete nacelle system.

 

Sources:
 
Chula Vista Star-News, April 7, 1988, page 15
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/132670169/
 
Photos submitted by Nancy Johnson-Warters, January 29, 2017.


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Engineering Department Picnic, September 1995.