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JOHN CLARK ASSUMES NEW SCIENTIFIC POST AT NTSB; TOM HAUETER NAMED ACTING DIRECTOR OF AVIATION SAFETY

November 27, 2006

Washington, D. C. - National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker today announced that he has named John Clark, formerly Director of Aviation Safety, as the agency's Chief Scientist for Aeronautical Engineering. Tom Haueter, Deputy Director of Aviation Safety (AS), has been named Acting Director of the office.

"I've asked John to take on these new duties to increase our focus on technical oversight of our work," Chairman Rosenker said. "I look forward to continuing to work with him closely in the future, and am happy that someone of Tom Haueter's abilities is available to fill John's old position."

Clark joined the Board in 1981 as an aeronautical engineer and served in several investigative capacities. He has served as Director of Aviation Safety for the last 6 years.

Haueter came to the Board in 1983 and has served as a structures investigator, an Investigator-in-Charge, as head of the major investigations division and as Deputy Director of AS for 6 years.

The appointments are effective immediately.

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