Brown & Root Elects Three Vice Presidents In Marine Operations

Thomas J. Feehan, president of Brown & Root, Inc. of Houston, Texas, announced the election recently of three vice presidents in the company's Marine Operations Group. Brown & Root, a Halliburton company, is one of the world's largest engineering-construction companies.

Promoted to vice president, Western Hemisphere Pipeline Division, is W. Kenneth Hicks who has been division manager. He will office in Houston.

Larry H. Stewart becomes vice president, Western Hemisphere Marine Structures Division headquartered in Houston; and Thad Smith III was named vice president- construction, Europe/Africa area, officing in London.

Mr. Hicks has been with Brown & Root for 10 years and has 25 years' experience in the engineering, construction, and management of marine related activities.

Thirteen years were spent overseas in Venezuela, Ecuador, England, Bahrain, and Holland.

Mr. Stewart joined Brown & Root in 1965 following a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy. He has 18 years' experience in offshore platform fabrication and installation, beginning his career as an estimator. He has managed the company's two Texas fabrication yards — the Greens Bayou Marine Yard in Houston and Harbor Island Fabrication Yard in Port Aransas. Mr. Stewart also worked in Scotland, Iran, England, Vietnam, and the Philippines with Brown & Root.

Mr. Smith has spent his 16- year career with Brown & Root overseas, specializing in international offshore construction. He began his career as a coating inspector in a pipe casting yard in Kuwait. Mr. Smith will continue the responsibilities he has had while serving as an officer in the London-based subsidiary of Brown & Root, Brown & Root (UK) Limited. Other countries in which he has worked for Brown & Root include Nigeria, Iran, Okinawa, and Norway.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 39,  Mar 1983

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