July 1, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Vernon L. Grose to be a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee for a term expiring March 15, 1989. He would succeed William A. Roper.

Dr. Grose is chairman and president of Omega Universal, Inc., in Woodland Hills, CA, and he was vice president of Tustin Institute of Technology in Santa Barbara, CA, 1966 - 1982. Previously he was affiliated with Litton Industries as director of reliability and as program manager for project SPARR, an Air Force program on space systems, 1959 - 1962. In 1962 he joined Northrop Ventura as director of applied technology, and he also served as chief of reliability at Rocketdyne, a division of Rockwell Corp. From 1967 to 1969, he was a faculty staff member of the Institute of Aerospace Management at the University of Southern California, where he taught graduate courses in space technology. Since 1969 he has been teaching system engineering and management courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

He graduated from Whitworth College (B.S., 1950), the University of Southern California (M.S., 1967), and received his doctor of science degree from Southern California College. Dr. Grose is married, has six children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born June 27, 1928, in Spokane, WA.