Eyring Research Inc., a high-tech communications firm headquartered in Murray, has appointed Maurice Stans and James M. Beggs to its board of directors.

Stans is a former U.S. Secretary of Commerce under presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford, and Beggs was an administrator for NASA and executive vice president of General Dynamics.The appointments are part of Eyring's effort to add experience and strengthen its management and marketing team in coordinating new technology and products, a spokesman said.

Other board members include John L. Harmer, Bruce R. Lloyd, Dr. William F. Edwards, Robert F. Bennett, Stephen H. Snyder and W. Walter Arbuckle.

Eyring specializes in high-tech RF communications products, including buried and low-profile communications antennae, innovative computer software products and customer computer systems engineering.