Brendan Bechtel to become CEO of Bechtel
Bechtel has revealed its new executive leadership team, which will be in place from 1 September 2016, with 35-year-old Brendan Bechtel taking the role of CEO.
Current CEO Bill Dudley will become Vice-Chairman of the Bechtel Group, Inc. global enterprise and Brendan Bechtel, current President & COO, succeeds Dudley as CEO. Jack Futcher, President of the company’s Oil, Gas & Chemicals (OG&C) business will become President & COO of Bechtel Group, Inc.
Chairman of the Board Riley Bechtel said: “I am delighted to announce these changes that further strengthen our company and puts in place a dedicated and experienced executive leadership team that will drive us forward as we continue to innovate, re-tool and consistently deliver for our customers and colleagues. This is a natural evolution in our company and the result of diligent succession planning and execution.”
Brendan Bechtel becomes the fifth-generation family member to lead Bechtel as its CEO. He said: “I am especially honored and humbled by this election just a few weeks after we celebrated my grandfather’s 75 years of continuous service to Bechtel. Representing the fifth-generation of family leadership at this remarkable company is a unique responsibility. I look forward to continuing the family’s legacy started by my great-great-grandfather in 1898, and most importantly, working with our strong team of committed and capable leaders to guide Bechtel into the future.”
Read the June 2016 issue of Construction Global magazine
uPVC pipes, safety glasses and Spetz app launched
This week has seen a range of new product and service launches for the construction trade.
Vinyl Pipes has launched uPVC Column Pipes, which extend the life of pipes. Column Pipes with a power lock (patent pending) will not only to raise the safety standards but improve the efficiency of Borewell installations. This Lock system, a by-product of the in-house R&D team, is designed to bear load making the pipes stress-free, torque resistant and perfect for handling high pressure water.
Conscious that using the correct glasses could prevent 90% of jobsite injuries, Milwaukee's expanded range (pictured) features anti-scratch and fog free styles, new lens colours and magnification features, complementing its 'cut resistant' gloves.
Arriving on the UK app scene, Spetz is billed as a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone "panicked by household flooding or electricity failure," as it unites tradespeople with consumers.
Spetz founder and CEO Yossi Nevo said urgent needs come in all forms and it’s unlikely that any household has tried and trusted tradespeople to match every possibility.
"The Spetz app rapidly connects them with a suitable ‘rescue service’ in as little as 30 seconds and that rapid reassurance is completely free - it’s the tradespeople who pay for these job leads. Those start at around £6 a time, but the tradesperson can then go on to make thousands from our automated system funnelling the best and most appropriate work their way.”
Spetz is now three years old operating in Israel, Australia and is now beginning a full UK rollout, after a ‘soft’ launch.