Retired Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Bechtel Group, Inc.
Jude Laspa, 68, retired as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
of Bechtel Group, Inc. (BGI) at the end of 2009. He spent his entire 43 year career with Bechtel and
moved sixteen times holding a number of executive positions including sponsor of Greater China and
the Bechtel Fellows (world class technical specialists) Program as well as being the Chairman of the
BGI Group Strategy Committee. Previously, he sponsored the BGI Corporate Six-Sigma program
implementation and served as President of Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc. (BSII), the
Bechtel entity that does all of our government business. Before this he was President of Bechtel's
Asia Pacific region located in Hong Kong, responsible for all of Bechtel's engineering and
construction work in Asia and Oceania. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Manager of
Bechtel's fossil-power business, responsible for all marketing, business development, engineering,
construction, and operation of Bechtel Power's fossil work worldwide. Always a line manager, early
in his career he held various positions in project management and project controls.
Mr. Laspa holds a B.S., Engineering, from Harvey Mudd College and M.B.A. from University of Chicago.
He serves on the Boards of a number of outside organizations including the Exploratorium, the S.D.
Bechtel Jr. Foundation, the Rainbird Corporation and Apprion, a wireless startup company in Silicon
Valley. In 2010, he retired as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College, a board
he served on for over twenty years.