Vitro Laboratories Division of Automation Industries Inc. in Rockville has created and staffed a new Cruise Missile Branch with three departments to meet the growth of its cruise missile program.

Ronald S. Maloney, formerly vice president of Vitro's systems coordination branch, is vice president of the new branch, with Robert C. Sokoloff serving as cruise missile program director. Solokoff was formerly head of the cruise missiles department.

The three new departments and their heads are: Engineering Management--Donald M. Roha; Design, Development and Test--George Halak, and Systems Integration and Support--Gale D. Adams.

The Engineering Management Department provides the cruise missile branch with all program management support. Roha, a 21-year Vitro management veteran, will be responsible for program management, financial planning and customer relations. He most recently headed the energy systems department, and has led several other program departments.

Halak, as head of the Design, Development and Test team, is responsible for the development of the weapon control system for the ground-launch (Air Force) as well as surface-launch (Navy) application of the cruise missile. He has been with Vitro for 15 years.

The Systems Integration and Support Department, under Adams, performs system integration, documentation development, logistics and safety engineering, and provides operational support for the cruise missiles programs. Involved in weapon systems engineering since joining Vitro in 1966, Adams was assistant head of the TR Systems Department for the last year and a half.

Ronald S. Maloney, formerly vice president of Vitro's systems coordination branch, is vice president of the new branch, with Robert C. Sokoloff serving as cruise missile program director. Sokoloff was formerly head of the cruise missiles department.