Bio Details

M. Richard Smith

Former Senior Vice President, Bechtel Corporation

M. Richard Smith was elected a director of the Company in 2010. Mr. Smith most recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ: AEGN) (formerly Insituform Technologies, Inc.), a global provider of pipeline infrastructure protection services and technologies, from 2009 to 2021. He also served as a director of Sithe Global Power, LLC, an international power development company, from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Bechtel Group, Inc. and President of its fossil power business unit, where he managed Bechtel’s global fossil power engineering and construction activities, until 2007. This position culminated a 26-year career with Bechtel. During that tenure, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Intergen, a joint venture between Shell and Bechtel, from 2004 to 2005. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Smith was at a PG&E joint venture and at PG&E Corporation where he was responsible for all corporate development activities. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. 

With his extensive experience serving as a board member and in executive management roles for a number of public companies, Mr. Smith provides notable value to the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Smith has vast knowledge in the construction and manufacturing industry as well as in the energy industry which empowers him to provide valuable perspective on issues facing public companies as well as considerable guidance on corporate development, business operations, and finance.