Rockwell International Chairman and Chief Executive Donald R. Beall has been elected to a new seat on the board of directors of Times Mirror Co.
The addition of Beall increases the size of the board to 17 members. Beall, the only Times Mirror outside director who heads a major manufacturing firm, will stand for election by shareholders to a full three-year term at the Times Mirror annual meeting May 3.
Beall, 51, serves on boards for the University of California at Irvine and the University of Pittsburgh, but he was not on any corporate board other than Rockwell's prior to his election by Times Mirror.
Beall was named Rockwell chief executive in 1988 and joined the El Segundo-based manufacturing firm in 1968. Under Beall, Rockwell relocated its headquarters to El Segundo from Pittsburgh and has sought to increase its non-government business.
Most widely known as an aerospace contractor, Rockwell built the B-1 bomber and the space shuttle. Rockwell is supplying the Los Angeles Times, which is owned by Times Mirror, with Goss Colorliner presses for its Olympic printing plant in downtown Los Angeles and is renovating other presses in a deal worth $200 million.