Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, retired chairman and CEO of Bechtel, who led the company through massive expansion from the 1960s through the ’80s, and was a lifelong philanthropist who championed production of ASCE’s 2017 IMAX movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World, has died at 95.
A grandson of founder Warren A. Bechtel, Bechtel extended the firm’s reach worldwide during his leadership from 1960-1990. According to the company, under his leadership, Bechtel’s sales improved 11-fold, its workforce grew five-fold, and the number of major projects increased from 18 to 119.
Bechtel was a Marine Corps veteran
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