Jack L. Messman, chairman and CEO of Forth Worth, TX-based UnionPacific Resources Group, will retire and UPR President GeorgeLindahl III will succeed him as well as remain president of thecompany. Messman has led UPR for more than eight years. He joinedthe company in 1991 while it was a subsidiary of Union PacificCorp. He oversaw an initial public offering in 1995 and the fullspin-off of the oil and gas company from Union Pacific in 1996.Lindahl has more than 30 years experience in the oil and gasbusiness and came to UPR in 1987 as exploration manager afterworking for 19 years in exploration and production, primarily as anexecutive with BP Amoco. He has been the company’s president since1996.

Williams’ gas pipeline unit announced three organizationalchanges effective Aug. 1. Gary D. Lauderdale has been named seniorvice president and general manager of Williams GasPipeline-Transco; David L. Young has been named senior vicepresident and general manager of Williams Gas Pipeline-TexasGas/Central and Ronald M. Mucci will become senior vice presidentof Williams’ gas pipeline shared services group. The appointmentsfollow Williams’ July 1 promotion of Cuba Wadlington Jr. toexecutive vice president and COO. Wadlington will become presidentand CEO of the gas pipeline group upon Brian E. O’Neill’sretirement Jan. 1, 2000. All the new appointees had moved upthrough the ranks of Williams’ pipelines.

Altra Energy Technologies, consolidating its recent acquisitionsof TransEnergy Management, Energy Imperium and QuickTrade,announced a restructured management team. Mark Crosno, who movedover from Enron in 1998 to become Altra’s vice president of salesand marketing, has been promoted to president of Altra’s ElectronicTrading Services. William Betts, who had managed Altra’s softwaresales team, has been promoted to vice president of sales. PaulBourke, Altra’s president and CEO, said the company wouldconsolidate all of its critical client-related functions underCleve Hogarth as senior vice president of the Client Servicesgroup. Hogarth had been with TransEnergy, as vice president ofsales and marketing.

Duke Energy announced the hiring of Robert Howell to theexecutive vice president of mergers and acquisitions position forits Energy Services Group, effective July 1. Howell will now reportto Harvey Padewer, group president of Energy Services. Beforejoining Duke Energy, Howell was senior vice president of corporatedevelopment for UtiliCorp United Inc.

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