McDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL ELECTS NEW DIRECTORS.NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 1997--Roger E. Tetrault, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, announced that the board of directors of McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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He entered the Army at Montgomery, Alabama and retired as Colonel. , a retired executive of Shell Oil Company.
DeMars, 62, retired from the Navy in 1996 after 44 years of service. For eight years prior to his retirement, he was director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Noun 1. nuclear propulsion - the use of a nuclear reactor either to produce electricity to power an engine (as in a nuclear submarine) or to directly heat a propellant (as in nuclear rockets)
propulsion - a propelling force , a joint program of the Department of the Navy and the Department of Energy. During his tenure in this position, he directed the transition of the program to the post-cold war period, including the disposal of nuclear ships and submarines, the inactivation inactivation /in·ac·ti·va·tion/ (in-ak?ti-va´shun) the destruction of biological activity, as of a virus, by the action of heat or other agent. of naval nuclear shipyards and land-based reactors sites, the completion of the Seawolf submarine development program, and development of the propulsion plant for the next generation of submarines.
A 1957 graduate of the Naval Academy, DeMars had extensive submarine service during his Navy career and served as the Chief of Naval Operations' principal assistant for submarine matters from 1983 to 1988. He also saw duty as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas; Commander in Chief Pacific Representative for Guam and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) was a United Nations trust territory in Micronesia (western Pacific) administered by the United States from July 18, 1947, comprising the former South Pacific Mandate, a League of Nations Mandate administered by Japan and taken by ; and head of the Atlantic Fleet A number of countries currently have or previously had an Atlantic Fleet in their navies.
He is also a member of the boards of the Unicom/Commonwealth Edison Corporation and Draper Laboratories.
Howard, 60, retired from Shell Oil Company as vice president, Domestic Operations, Exploration and Production, in 1995 after 36 years with the company. He was also president, Shell Offshore, a position he had held since 1985, and president, Shell Western. Shell Offshore is a New Orleans-based exploration and production subsidiary of Shell Oil Company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico Noun 1. Gulf of Mexico - an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
Golfo de Mexico
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east . Shell Western is primarily a land-based oil and gas company, whose territory includes Louisiana, Mississippi, and areas throughout the western United States Noun 1. western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
Santa Fe Trail - a trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico; an important route for settlers moving west in the 19th century and Alaska.
Howard joined Shell in 1959 after graduating from Rice University, and worked in Production Department engineering in several regional offices before being named general manager, Exploration and Production, Midcontinent Division, in 1980. In 1983, he was named general manager, Exploration and Production, Rocky Mountain Division and Alaska Division. He held that position until 1985, when he moved to Shell Offshore.
Howard is also a member of the boards of Camco International, Inc., Southwestern Energy Company, and United Meridian Corp.
McDermott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide energy services company. The company and its subsidiaries manufacture steam-generating equipment, environmental equipment, and products for the U.S. government. They also provide engineering and construction services for industrial, utility, and hydrocarbon processing facilities. Through its majority ownership of J. Ray McDermott, S.A., McDermott International also participates in offshore construction.
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