Bill Moore Assumes Duties as Chair of RTI International's Board of Governors, Praises Former Chair Earl Johnson's Leadership

Dec 17, 2010, 13:18 ET from RTI International

Three new board members welcomed

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 17 years as the chair of RTI's board of governors, Earl Johnson Jr. will turn over leadership of RTI's governing body to board member William (Bill) M. Moore Jr.

Moore, managing partner of Lookout Capital and founder and former CEO of Trident Financial Corp., joined the RTI board in November 2001.

Johnson, who has served on the RTI board since 1973, has been its chairman since 1992. He is the founder and chairman of Southern Industrial Constructors, Inc.

"During the past 37 years, Earl has been a great board member and chair," Moore said. "Through his involvement and leadership, RTI has grown from a relatively small but distinguished research organization into one of the world's leading independent, nonprofit R&D organizations."

In addition to the executive leadership Johnson provided as chairman were his keen insights regarding facilities, construction and utility services. He is in many ways responsible for the modernization that has taken place at the Research Triangle Park campus during the past 10 years.

"He and his wife Margie also are outstanding leaders in our community," Moore said. "We were pleased to see their efforts recognized through their recent induction into the Raleigh Hall of Fame for their work to strengthen our community."

In addition, several other changes were announced regarding RTI's board of governors.

Peter M. Scott III, former CFO of Progress Energy, President and CEO of Progress Energy Services Company, board member since November 2001, will serve as vice chair of the board.

New Board Members

Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D., is interim vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology.

Robert (Bob) A. Ingram is a partner in Hatteras Venture Partners and former CEO of Glaxo Wellcome.

John Moellering is chairman of USAA, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former president and CEO of Lear Siegler Services, Inc. of Annapolis, Md.

"I am extremely pleased to have these talented executives join RTI's board of governors," said RTI President and CEO Victoria Haynes. "They share our vision, mission and values -- and bring tremendous experience and business acumen to RTI."

SOURCE RTI International