HOUSTON, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today the appointment of Lieutenant General Wendy M. Masiello, USAF (Ret.) as a member of the KBR Board of Directors effective August 18, 2017. General Masiello has been appointed to serve on the Audit and the Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Committees of the KBR Board of Directors.
General Masiello retired as a Three-Star General of the U.S. Air Force on July 1, 2017. Prior to her retirement, she served as Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency from May 2014 to May 2017. In this assignment, General Masiello oversaw a $1.4 billion Defense agency that provided 12,000 people around the world in oversight of 20,000 contractors performing 340,000 Defense and Federal contracts valued at $6 trillion. Her oversight included business system approvals, quality compliance, production capacity and delivery timeliness, and payment authorizations of $500 million each day across the spectrum of Defense technologies. General Masiello was also the key advisor to Defense leaders regarding corporate performance.
During the period of May 2011 to May 2014, General Masiello served as Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. In this role, she was the Senior Contracting official in the Air Force and set contract policy and procedures, set standards for an 8,000 person contracting workforce, and maximized performance through an innovative virtual organizational structure following a 30% reduction of personnel at key headquarters locations. General Masiello also advised on acquisition and incentive strategies for major United States Air Force acquisitions.
"Wendy has had a very accomplished career in the United States Air Force, and we are excited to welcome her to KBR's Board of Directors," said Mr. Loren Carroll, Chairman of the Board of KBR. "We believe her strong government experience will be extremely valuable in light of the expansion of KBR's Government Services business."
General Masiello is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and a Master of Science degree in logistics management (contracting and manufacturing management) from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. General Masiello is a distinguished graduate of the Squadron Officer School and the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and she completed the Program Management Course from the Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. General Masiello is a distinguished graduate with a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy and completed the Senior Acquisition Course from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia and the Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Managers in Government, Boston, Massachusetts.
About KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs over 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:
Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining; gasification; oil and gas consulting; integrity management; naval architecture and proprietary hulls; and downstream consulting
Engineering & Construction, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU) and program management
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.
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