Undated (AP) _ AlliedSignal announced Monday that Alan Belzer has decided to retire as president and chief operating officer at the end of the year.

Both titles will be eliminated as part of the company's ongoing restructuring effort. Belzer's duties will be assumed by AlliedSignal chairman and chief executive Lawrence Bossidy.

Belzer, a 37-year veteran with AlliedSignal, has been president and COO since 1988.

AlliedSignal, a manufacturer of aerospace and automotive products, chemicals, and plastics, is headquartered in Morristown, N.J.