The President today announced his intention to appoint Charles A. Black to be a member of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere for a term expiring July 1, 1986. He will succeed Sharron Stewart.
Mr. Black is president of Mardela Corp. in Woodside, CA. He founded the Mardela Corp., which is engaged in marine and freshwater aquatic resource scientific development, in 1968. He served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere in 1973-1976. He was a cofounder of Pacific Mariculture, Inc., in 1965. He was with the Ampex Corp., Redwood City, CA, in 1957-1965 and Stanford Research Institute in 1952-1957.
He is a corporate member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and of the Oceanic Institute in Hawaii. He was adviser to the Indian Ocean Programme (FAO) of the Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission in Rome, Italy, in 1973-1975.
Mr. Black graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 1940; M.B.A., 1945). He is married, has three children, and resides in Woodside, CA. He was born March 6, 1919, in Oakland, CA.