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Juniata's Business Department Hosts Retired Bechtel Executive

(Posted April 25, 2011)

Tim Statton, a Juniata trustee and retired executive with Bechtel Group Inc.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Timothy Statton, a retired president of Bechtel Power Corporation and a former member of the board of directors of Bechtel Group Inc. until his retirement in 2008, will serve as executive in residence for students in the Juniata College Department of Accounting, Business and Economics from April 26-29 and hold a discussion and question and answer session on various business topics at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science.

The event is free and open to the public.

Statton, a resident of Sonoma, Calif. and a Juniata trustee since 1998, will be the third "executive-in-residence" in the college's business department in the last two years. During that week, he will sit in on classes, offer counseling sessions on interviewing, resume preparation and careers, and team with Juniata's business professors to hold workshops and classes.

On Tuesday April 26, he will sit on one class: Federal Taxation, taught by Dom Peruso, associate professor of accounting, and conduct a workshop with Juniata student supervisors and employees with Randy Rosenberger, associate professor of business management. On Wednesday, April 27, Statton will sit in on Bargaining and Conflict Management, taught by Rosenberger.

On Thursday, April 28, Statton will sit on the class The Management Process, taught by Kathy Baughman, assistant professor of business. He will give his campus presentation later in the day.

During that week, Tim Statton will sit in on classes, offer counseling sessions on interviewing, resume preparation and careers, and team with Juniata's business professors to hold workshops and classes.

Statton 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 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.

Statton also was an executive with several Bechtel subsidiaries. He was president of Bechtel Communications from 2004 to 2007 and also served on the boards for Bechtel's U.S. Water Company and International Water LLC during the same period of time.

During his career at Bechtel, Statton has worked both at the company's San Francisco headquarters and worked at several field assignments, including an assignment as manager of Asia Pacific Operations. Over his nearly four-decade career, he has worked as a cost engineer, project manager, business development manager and as the fossil power business unit manager for the corporation.

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