Brendan Bechtel steps up to president & COO role

By Chris Sleight01 August 2014

US contractor Bechtel has named Brendan Bechtel president and chief operating officer (COO), with a seat on the board. As the son of chairman Riley Bechtel, he is the fifth generation of the Bechtel family to become president of the 116-year old company and will report to CEO Bill Dudley.

Mr Dudley said, “Brendan has proven himself as an extraordinary leader, earning the respect of colleagues and customers while working in many diverse sectors of the company. His talent and knowledge of the industry make him the right person to help lead the company and ensure it remains the contractor, partner, and employer of choice for years to come.”

Brendan Bechtel most recently served as president of the company’s Oil, Gas & Chemicals division, a role he took on in February when Mr Dudley was named CEO of the company and Riley Bechtel moved to the chairman’s position.

Bechtel executive vice president Jack Futcher succeeds Brendan Bechtel as president of the Oil, Gas, & Chemicals business, a position he held previously.

Bechtel is the largest contractor in the US. It was ranked no. 7 in the world in this year's iC ranking of the world's 200 largest construction companies.

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