Personnel promotions, appointments, awards

PacifiCorp announced the appointment of Daniel L. Spalding as chairman of Powercor in Australia. He will continue as senior vice president for PacifiCorp and will have offices in Melbourne.

Bechtel Group Inc. has announced appointment of presidents for its major industry and regional operating units. Regional presidents are: Don J. Gunther, North and South America; Dean L. Orcutt, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia; Jude P. Laspa, Asia Pacific; and R.C. Johnstone Jr., US Government Contracting Unit. The regional presidents are all also board members of Bechtel. Industry unit presidents are: Timothy D. Statton, Electric Power; Gary R. Hammond, Petroleum and Chemical; Robert L. Baxter, Civil; Ricardo E. Cesped, Mining and Metals; and Michael L. Thiele, Pipeline. The five industry presidents are senior vice presidents of Bechtel.

Dr. David G. McAlees has been appointed executive director of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Division of the Siemens` Power Generation Group, succeeding Helmut Pekarek, who has accepted a management position for Siemens outside of Germany. McAlees will retain his previous position as senior vice president and general manager of Siemens Power Corp.`s Nuclear Division, headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., USA.

American Electric Power has named a new management team for global energy investment and development projects. They are: Donald M. Clement Jr., president of AEP Energy Services, AEP Resources, AEP Resources International Ltd. and AEP Investments; Gerald P. Maloney, AEP executive vice president, CFO and vice chairman of all the subsidiaries; C David Mustine, vice president of AEP Energy Services, AEP Resources, AEP Resources International Ltd. and AEP Investments; and Jeffrey D. Cross, general counsel.