Bechtel Chief Information Officer Inducted into CIO Hall of Fame

11 November 2008 San Francisco, CA

Bechtel Chief Information Officer Inducted into CIO Hall of Fame

CIO magazine’s Hall of Fame 2008 at The Year Ahead Summit in Coronado, CA. For the last 11 years, CIO has honored those who have transformed and guided the IT discipline.
“It is an honor to be selected for CIO's Hall of Fame," Ramleth said. "This recognition is a tribute to Bechtel's entire Information Systems & Technology team."

“We are proud that Geir has been recognized with this honor,” said Bechtel’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Dawson. “His leadership has created innovative solutions to deliver efficient, world-class systems that are a competitive advantage to our global engineering, construction, and project management business.”

Ramleth gave the keynote speech to open the summit in Coronado, where he outlined the development of the Project Services Network (PSN) at Bechtel.

The PSN is Bechtel’s redesigned computing environment, which enables a more secure and effective experience for Bechtel’s employees and partners around the world.  “With PSN,” Ramleth explained, “we placed our data centers right at the hub of the Internet, where most of the world’s networks interconnect, so that Bechtel’s dispersed offices and project teams have faster access to the information they need.  Additionally, we transformed our applications approach, making it much easier for employees to access data from anywhere in the world, using any computer with an Internet connection, via a secure and customizable portal.” 

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Ramleth’s leadership and Bechtel’s PSN have been featured in recent issues of the New York TimesCIOmagazine, and Network World.

For more information, contact:
Francis Canavan 
Media Relations Manager 
1-301-228-8950 
fcanavan@bechtel.com

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  www.bechtel.com