Building A Century: Bechtel Celebrates Centennial From Hoover Dam To Space Launch Facilities, All Un

Building A Century: Bechtel Celebrates Centennial From Hoover Dam To Space Launch Facilities, All Un

17 January 1998

 Bechtel, a premier builder of the 20th century, launched a year-long celebration of its centennial this morning at Boulder City, Nevada, and nearby Hoover Dam. The first of many events worldwide, the Nevada kickoff recognized one of the engineering, construction, and development company's early large-scale triumphs.It was 100 years ago that Warren A. Bechtel put aside his rancher's tools, hitched up his two mules, and hired out as a grader on an Oklahoma railroad. Before long, his W.A. Bechtel Co. was building roads, tunnels, bridges, pipelines, and dams. Hoover Dam would be his last and largest effort and the first of Bechtel's many megaprojects.

Bechtel Kicks-off Centennial Year

Bechtel Kicks-off Centennial Year

13 January 1998

Bechtel will kick off a year-long centennial celebration January 17 at Boulder City and Hoover Dam, recognizing one of the engineering and construction company's early large-scale triumphs. Bechtel officials and employees are expected to be joined by U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Richard Bryan.

Bechtel Makes Executive Appointments

Bechtel Makes Executive Appointments

05 January 1998

Bechtel has made a number of executive appointments, announced by Chief Executive Officer Riley P. Bechtel. In addition to John Carter, Cliff Mumm, Jude Laspa, Ted Kyzer, and Lee McIntire, whose appointments were announced on Dec. 11, 1997, Bernie Meyers, Larry Ruhland, and Bob Baxter also have new titles and new responsibilities.

Bechtel Elects Two Board Members

Bechtel Elects Two Board Members

05 January 1998

Bechtel has elected two new board members—Alan Dachs and Mike Thiele.Alan Dachs has been elected to the Bechtel Group board of directors and by the Bechtel Enterprises board of directors to its executive committee. Dachs is president and chief executive officer of The Fremont Group, the San Francisco-based private investment company in which the Bechtel family retains a majority interest. With more than $7 billion in assets under management, Fremont had its best year ever in 1996.

Bechtel Fellow, Ram Narula Appointed Five-year Term On Asme Board

Bechtel Fellow, Ram Narula Appointed Five-year Term On Asme Board

05 January 1998

Ram Narula, a Bechtel Fellow and project engineering manager for Bechtel Power, has been appointed to a five-year term on the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Board on Standardization. The 14-member board oversees 22 main committees responsible for developing standards for a wide array of mechanical products and engineering procedures

Walt Bell To Korea, Ed Richardson To Infrastructure Unit

Walt Bell To Korea, Ed Richardson To Infrastructure Unit

05 January 1998

Senior Vice President Walt Bell, who has served as president of Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation, takes a new assignment overseeing Bechtel's transition to a major new role in the Korean High-Speed Rail project's management organization. Running between Seoul and Pusan, the $20 billion rail system will be one of the world's most sophisticated. Bell, an internationally recognized rail expert, has led Bechtel's North American infrastructure business since early 1996.