Bechtel National, Inc. Names Thomas F. Hash President

August 2, 1999 Thomas F. Hash, a leading industry figure in the government services market, has been appointed the new president of Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), the high-technology government contracting arm of Bechtel Group, Inc.Hash, who had been serving as principal vice president and manager of marketing and business development, replaces Lee A. McIntire as BNI's president. McIntire will continue to run BNI's parent company, Bechtel Systems & Infrastructure, Inc.

"Tom and his team have carried out a well-planned growth strategy for Bechtel National," said McIntire. "His ability to recognize when and how we can help our customers has positioned us well in several strategic sectors."

BNI specializes in providing premier management and technical services to a broad cross section of government customers, including the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, in the areas of the nuclear fuel cycle, defense, space, national security, and the environment.
The company provides services that include management and integration of large projects, maintenance and operations, design, procurement, construction management, and systemization. Currently, Bechtel National and its subsidiaries have more than 13,000 personnel working on more than 75 projects in 36 states and 11 countries that generate $2.3 billion in revenue annually.

The entire Bechtel organization and its nearly 30,000 employees worldwide had revenues of $12.6 billion during 1998.

Hash, 53, joined Bechtel in 1997 after a 26-year career with the Babcock & Wilcox organization, where he served most recently as president of B&W Federal Services, Inc. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina and has a master of business administration degree from Lynchburg College in Virginia.