Brown & Root, Inc. Names Three Executives

W.B. Pieper has been named group vice president of Brown & Root's Petroleum and Chemical Group, according to president and chief executive officer Thomas J.


Mr. Pieper, formerly senior vice president and chief engineer of the Houston, Texas-based subsidiary of Halliburton Company, also has been elected a director of Brown & Root, and serves as a member of the firm's Operating Committee.

In other changes, Walter E.

Heffler succeeds Mr. Pieper as senior vice president and chief engineer, and Tommy E. Knight advances from senior vice president, marine engineering to senior vice president of project operations.

Mr. Heffler formerly was senior vice president, engineering operations.

A graduate of Rice University with a degree in civil engineering, Mr. Pieper has more than 20 years' experience with Brown & Root in design and construction engineering of both U.S. and international projects, including ex- tensive work involving land and marine oil and gas transmission lines, compressor and pumping stations, coastal and offshore marine terminals, dock and harbor projects, industrial facilities, and petroleum plants.

An employee of Brown & Root since 1950, Mr. Heffler was graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He has more than 32 years of engineering experience, including 18 years in the management of Engineering Division operations. In addition to organizing and directing operations of various engineering discipline departments, he also has supervised and participated in the design and construction of numerous heavy industrial facilities.

Since joining Brown & Root in 1964, Mr. Knight has served as project engineer, project manager, department manager, and company officer. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a master's degree in civil engineering, his experience includes working with large-scale digital computer analysis of offshore s t r u c t u r e s , dynamic response analysis of structures and foundations, and planning and construction of offshore drilling and production platforms, marine terminals and submarine pipelines.

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