Texaco named John E. Bethancourt president-production operationsyesterday. Bethancourt, whose appointment is effective immediately,was most recently vice president – upstream corporate development.In his new role, Bethancourt will relocate to Texaco’s CorporateCenter in White Plains, NY. After joining Texaco upon the company’sacquisition of Getty Oil in 1984, Bethancourt was appointed areamanager-South Texas in Texaco U.S.A. producing operations. In 1996he was appointed vice president of international businessdevelopment in Texaco International Marketing and Manufacturing,and was named to his most recent assignment in November 1997.

Brenda Perez is Consolidated Edison Co.’s new manager of mediarelations in the utility’s public affairs organization. Theannouncement was made yesterday. Most recently, Perez was a deputypress secretary with the Office of the Mayor of New York Cityserving as a press liaison and spokesperson.

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