Juniata Honors Tim Statton, Former Bechtel Executive, with Honorary Degree

(Posted May 7, 2012)

Timothy Statton, retired president of Bechtel Power Corp. and vice chair of the Juniata board of trustees, receives his honorary degree at Commencement.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Timothy Statton, retired president of Bechtel Power Corporation, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at Juniata's 134th Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12 on the Juniata campus.

In addition, James Madera, CEO of the American Medical Association and the commencement speaker, and Henry H. Gibbel, president and chief executive officer of Lititz Mutual Insurance Co., will receive honorary doctor of humane letters degrees at the ceremony.

Statton, a resident of Sonoma, Calif. and a Juniata trustee since 1998, graduated from Juniata in 1972 earning a bachelor's degree in business and earned another bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from San Francisco State University.

Statton, who is currently vice chair of the college's board of trustees, joined the Bechtel Corporation shortly after graduating from Juniata. Bechtel is an international engineering, construction and development company that has built countless American and international projects including the Hoover Dam, the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France, Hong Kong International Airport and Washington's Metro and the San Francisco's BART rapid transit systems.

He was president of Bechtel Enterprises from 2001 to 2004, Bechtel Communications from 2004 to 2007 and Bechtel Power from 2007 until his retirement in 2009. During his career at Bechtel, Statton has worked both at the company's San Francisco headquarters and worked at several field assignments. He served as the managing director of Bechtel's Asia Pacific Operations in the early 1990s, setting up offices throughout the region. He served on several joint venture boards, including independent power producers and water/wastewater companies.

Currently he is serving on the college's Presidential Search Committee. In 2011, Statton spent a week as an "executive in residence" in Juniata's Department of Accounting, Business and Economics.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.