SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2006--URS Corporation
(NYSE: URS) announced today that William P. Sullivan, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Agilent Technologies Inc., has joined its
Board of Directors, effective August 1, 2006.
Commenting on Mr. Sullivan's appointment, Martin M. Koffel, URS
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are delighted to
welcome Bill Sullivan to the URS Board. He is a highly-regarded
executive with extensive experience leading the world's premier
measurement company, Agilent Technologies, which has a strong
international presence and culture of innovation in science and
engineering that dates to its development under Hewlett-Packard."
The Company noted that William Sullivan's appointment increases
the number of independent directors on the URS Board to eight. Martin
Koffel is the only non-independent director on the Board, which is
consistent with URS' long-term corporate governance goals.
Said Mr. Sullivan: "I look forward to working with the other
members of the Board and the URS management team to building on the
Company's track record of growth and enhancing value for stockholders.
As one of the largest engineering design firms in the world, URS is
well positioned in key markets in the U.S. and abroad. I also have
been impressed by the Company's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment
to quality execution."
Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer
of Agilent Technologies in 2005, Mr. Sullivan, 56, was Agilent's Chief
Operating Officer from 2002 and Senior Vice President and General
Manager of Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group (SPG) from 1999,
when Agilent was spun off from Hewlett-Packard.
Mr. Sullivan joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1976 and during the
course of his career, developed expertise in telecommunications, data
communications and computers. In 1995, he was promoted to General
Manager of the Optical Communication Division, and two years later was
named General Manager of the Communication Semiconductor Solutions
Division. Mr. Sullivan became General Manager and Vice President of
the Components Group, later known as SPG, in 1998.
Mr. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of California at Davis. He serves on the Board of Directors
of the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose, California, as well as
on the Board of Directors of Agilent Technologies.
URS Corporation offers a comprehensive range of professional
planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance,
program and construction management, and operations and maintenance
services for transportation, commercial/ industrial, facilities,
environmental, water/wastewater, homeland security, installations and
logistics, and defense systems. Headquartered in San Francisco, the
Company operates in more than 20 countries with approximately 29,400
employees providing engineering and technical services to federal,
state and local governmental agencies as well as private clients in
the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, manufacturing,
mining and forest products industries (www.urscorp.com).
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SOURCE: URS Corporation