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Daniel Rappaport was elected to a fourth two-year term as Nymex's chairman, making him the longest currently sitting chairman of any futures exchange in the world, , the exchange announced Wednesday. Rappaport was first elected to the position in 1993. Before his election, he served six years as a member of Nymex's board of directors. Rappaport has been a member of the exchange since 1981.

ANR Pipeline Co. named Gary Valentz as vice president, information technology Wednesday. Valentz will be responsible for information technology resources and customer information systems at ANR and its affiliate, Colorado Interstate Gas Co. Before attaining this post, Valentz served as director, business information systems, for Great Lakes Chemical Corp.

Southern Co. appointed Robert H. Haubein, Jr. to the newly created position of executive vice president of its power generation unit. In that role, he will have oversight of all the power plants operated by Southern Co. Generation. In addition to fulfilling his new responsibilities, Haubein will continue in his role as Georgia Power's senior production officer.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has appointed Cynthia A. Marlette deputy general counsel. Marlette most recently had been associate general counsel for hydroelectric and electric. As deputy general counsel she replaces David N. Cook who left the Commission last month to become general counsel for the North American Electric Reliability Council.

Kent. L. Barry was elected vice president of Coastal States Management, a subsidiary of Coastal Corp. Barry will be responsible for public affairs and corporate communications. Barry joined Coastal in July 1998 as director of corporate communications of ANR Pipeline.

Walter van de Vijver, currently president and chief operating officer of Shell Exploration & Production Co., will become president and CEO. He will continue to lead the company's E&P and downstream gas organizations and will have accountability to the Royal Dutch/Shell Global EP executive committee. Rich Pattarozzi, general manager for the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, will be promoted to vice president of Shell Offshore Inc. where he will have responsibility for Shell Deepwater Development Inc., Shell Deepwater Production Inc., and the Shelf Business Unit. This change will become effective May 1, 1999. Paul Sullivan, general manager for the Shelf Division in the Gulf of Mexico, has been named director Research, Technology Development and Technical Services

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