LOS ANGELES, Dec 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of
professional technical and management support services for government
and commercial clients around the world, announced today that Dr. Rob J.
Routs, a former executive and board member of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has
joined its Board of Directors.
He will be a member of the AECOM Board's Audit, Nominating and
Governance as well as its Planning, Finance and Investments committees.
Highly regarded for his worldwide expertise in the energy sector, Routs
spent his 37-year career at Royal Dutch Shell, retiring in 2008 as
executive director of downstream operations and a member of its board.
Today, he serves on a number of boards, including AEGON N.V., a publicly
traded global insurance provider, and AP Moller Maersk, a public
container shipping and oil & gas drilling company.
"We are honored to welcome Dr. Routs to our Board of Directors," said
AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. "His
extensive experience as a global business strategist and proven track
record of driving top performance in the arena of mergers and
acquisitions is a great fit for AECOM."
The appointment of Dr. Routs as an AECOM director further strengthens
the board's renowned experts," said Dionisio. "As our global network of
expertise grows and enables us to meet the evolving needs of our clients
around the world, Dr. Routs' leadership and strategic advice will be a
great benefit to our company."
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and
management support services to a broad range of markets, including
transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
With approximately 52,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader
in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of
global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.5
billion during its fiscal year 2010. More information on AECOM and its
services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About Dr. Rob J. Routs
Dr. Rob J. Routs devoted the professional side of his life to the energy
sector during his 37-year career with Royal Dutch Shell plc. He now
brings his experience to a number of public company boards, including
AECOM (professional and technical services), AEGON N.V. (insurance) and
AP Moller Maersk (shipping/oil & gas drilling), among others.
Routs' global energy sector leadership as well as his operating and
board experience bring a wealth of experience and perspective to
companies he serves.
He began his career at Royal Dutch Shell in 1971. Routs served in
regional manufacturing and global general manager positions,
restructuring operations to enhance business operations. He was able to
get organizations back on track in the U.S. and Canada and then led the
Texaco U.S. Downstream integration after its acquisition in 2002,
driving it to top performance. He became group managing director for oil
products and refining in 2003, followed by Chairman of Shell Canada in
2004, where he was involved in the development and construction of
world-scale oil sands projects.
For Routs' final executive role as executive director, downstream
operations, with Shell, he was based in Europe from 2004 to 2008 and
responsible for running a global business with US$250 billion in sales,
US$80 billion in equivalent market cap, US$60 billion of assets, and
75,000 employees in 130 countries.
He also worked with the shareholders and investors directly, and the
year before he retired, his downstream business was ranked the best in
the industry by the Financial Times.
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other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking
statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including
any statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue.Actual
results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any
of our forward-looking statements.Important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking
statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K for the
fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, and our other reports filed with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.AECOM does not
intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking
SOURCE: AECOM Technology Corporation
Paul Gennaro, 212-973-3167
SVP & Chief Communications Officer