William P. "Bill" Utt was named President and Chief Executive Officer of KBR, effective March 15, 2006. He was named Chairman in April 2007. KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets.
Previously, Mr. Utt was President and CEO of SUEZ Energy North America with responsibility for the LNG, retail energy, energy marketing and trading, power generation and development businesses. From 1995-2000, he was president and CEO of Tractebel's North American energy businesses. From 1984 to 1995, he held senior management and executive positions with CRSS, Inc.
Mr. Utt holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and has a master's degree in business administration from The Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Utt serves on the Board of Directors at Cobalt International Energy. He also serves on the National Petroleum Council, which provides advice and analysis to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He has been chairman of the Electric Power Supply Association, as well as holding other leadership positions with that organization. He has co-authored numerous industry-related publications and has been a panelist at various academic and industry conferences and symposiums on energy-related issues.