Former President and COO, Bechtel Corporation
John "Jack" Futcher is vice-chairman of Bechtel Group, Inc. In this role, he works closely with Bechtel’s chairman and CEO and the president and chief operating officer to deliver strong company performance and exceptional results for customers. He is a member of the board of directors, and is based at Bechtel's corporate office in Reston, Virginia.
During his 40-year Bechtel career, Jack served in numerous operational, management, and leadership roles, most recently as president and chief operating officer (COO). Prior to this role, he served as president of the Oil, Gas & Chemicals business as well as president of Bechtel's Power business. Throughout his career, Jack's relentless focus on excellence in project execution has helped Bechtel reach new heights in safely delivering some of the world's most complex projects on time and under budget.
He was elected a senior vice president in 1999, named to the Bechtel board of directors in 2010, and elected president and CEO in 2016.
Earlier, Jack was responsible for the Oil, Gas & Chemicals downstream business line. In 2003, he became the project director for a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in Egypt. Jack later served as operations manager for Oil, Gas & Chemicals in Bechtel's London office. He also led Bechtel's global Procurement & Contracts organization for six years. During that time, the company managed the acquisition of more than $30 billion in equipment and materials.
Jack holds a bachelor of science in finance from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Currently, he is a member of the National Petroleum Council. He served on the board of directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute and was chairman of the board of directors for the United States Energy Association from 2008 through 2013.