Bechtel's Government Business Launches Federal Telecoms Entity

03 November 2005

Bechtel's Government Business Launches Federal Telecoms Entity


Joining BSII as President of Federal Telecoms is James F.X. Payne, formerly Sr. Vice President of Qwest Communications International, Inc., where he served as general manager for Qwest's operations in the federal government market.   "We're delighted to have someone of Jim's caliber take the helm of Federal Telecoms," Hash said. "Jim will provide us with world-class leadership as we continue to focus on Bechtel's growing federal telecommunications market potential."   Payne's previous experience also includes management positions at GTE and Sprint.  Payne holds a master's of business administration in marketing from George Washington University and a bachelor's of business administration in marketing from Georgetown University.

Based in Frederick, MD, Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc. (BSII) includes the business Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), a leading provider of services to the U.S. government, specializing in large, complex projects in such areas as defense, space, energy, security, and the environment. BSII is part of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp., one of the world's premier engineering, construction, and project management companies, with experience on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries.

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