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Bechtel Elects New Officers

January 5, 1998 Bechtel has elected four new senior vice presidents:
 
George Conniff is president of Bechtel Telecommunications. Conniff, a 25-year Bechtel veteran, has tackled a variety of assignments serving the power and industrial markets. In addition to project management, Conniff's experience includes cost, scheduling, technical services, and market sector management. He has headed Bechtel's telecommunications business since July 1996.

Bill Dudley is general manager of Bechtel's Asia Pacific petroleum and chemicals business and Bechtel's regional executive for Southeast Asia. He continues to head the company's Asia Pacific pipeline business. Previously Dudley was country manager for Thailand in addition to his regional pipeline responsibilities. Dudley, who has 20 years of experience in the petroleum and chemical, pipeline, and power industries, joined Bechtel in 1981.

Eric Grenfell is general manager of Bechtel Civil Company's Asia Pacific activities, as well as regional executive for all of Bechtel's business in Northeast Asia. Previously he was vice president of Bechtel Enterprises, and managing director of its Asia Pacific Operations. Starting 20 years ago, Grenfell progressed through a series of economic and financial analysis assignments and eventually led Bechtel Enterprises project financing teams. He also managed the Northampton, Pennsylvania, power project.

Dick Harding is president of Bechtel Mining & Metals. He has headed the unit since July 1996. A veteran of nearly 33 years with Bechtel, Harding has served the company's mining and metals business in a wide variety of capacities, including construction, project, and operations management. Immediately prior to his taking the reins of Bechtel Mining & Metals, Harding served as project director for the expansion of the Boyne Island aluminum smelter in Queensland.