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Brinkerhoff Named
Argus Vice-President

James F. Brinkerhoff, Argus
Cameras Division operations
manager for the past seven
years, has been promoted to
vice-president of operations, it
was announced today by Clin-
ton H. Harris, Argus president.
Argus is a division of Sylvania
Electric Products, Inc.

Brinkerhoff announced today
that Thomas H. Spitler, Argus
manufacturing superintendent,
has been named plant man-
ner of the new Argus pro-

•tor factory to be built in Co-
lumbia, S. C.

Leslie F. Schwanbcck will
!;ike over Spitler's post (f

-inufacturing superintend 311!
Brinkerhoff said.

Brinkerhoff, a former city
councilman, will have overall
responsibility for Argus manu-
facturin' s in both
Ann An .umbia, be-
sides remaining in charge of
optical manufacturing and in-
dustrial sales in his new ex-
'ecutive post.

Argus manufactures 35mm
cameras, still and movie pro-
jectors and motion picture cam'-

Brinkerhoff joined Argus in
1951 .-ie resistant to the presi-

three years as per-
u,,-;iid ,.,lministrator for the
Square D Co. of Detroit.

He altf-ided Alma College be-
fore World War II, graduated
''"om the Uryversity of Toledo

1947 and received a master's
uegree from the University of
•Michigan in 1948,
| Brinkerhoff h;' ' ''
| in community ;

j on the City Council, lyoT-aa, anci

F<; rvice boarc:, 1957-58.
He ..i^ -Jen a ruling elder of
the Presbtyerian Church, pub-
licity chairman of the Repub-
lican City Committee, a board
member of the local chapter
of the National Conference of
Christians and Jews, division

James F. Brinkerhoff

chairman of the Ann Arbor]
Area United Fund and a mem-
ber of the City Housing, Corn-!
mittee. '

Brinkerhoff is married and,
lives with his family at 23111
Brocki " d.

Spitlci ...„ .ake over his new
post Jan. 1 in Columbia where
Argus is to build a new, 109,000-
square-foot plant for an esti-
mated $1,850,800. The plant will
manufacture both still and
movie projectors, relocating

.at line from Ann Arbor to

Spitler joined Argus in 19541
as manager of industrial rela-1
tions after seven years as labor I
relations representative of Gen-1
Oral Motors Corporation's Fish-j
er Body Division in Detroit and'
Hamilton, 0. He was elevated;

to manufacturing superintend-
ent last year.

Spitler, his wife and three
children lived at 2217 Vinewood

Schwanbeck has served Ar-
gus as planning department
manager since 1950 after serv-
ing in the payroll deaprtment.
He attended Northwestern Uni-

Schwanbeck, his wife and
their two children live at 2636
Carmel St.

Both Spitler and Schwanbeck
have been active in a variety
of community and professional