Compiled by David Olmos, Times staff writer

McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. has named Kenneth A. Francis executive vice president and general manager of its Huntington Beach facility.

A 34-year veteran of McDonnell Douglas, Francis has held various executive positions at Space Systems Co., formerly McDonnell Douglas Astronautics; at Douglas Aircraft Co. in Long Beach, and at corporate headquarters in St. Louis.

His most recent position was as senior vice president of operations at Douglas Aircraft.