Promotions A nd Retirements At El Paso LNG Company

The El Paso Company of Houston, Texas, has announced that George D. Carameros Jr., chairman, and Barry Hunsaker, president of El Paso LNG Company, a subsidiary, have elected to take early retirement to pursue other interests in the energy field. They will continue to be available as required in a consulting capacity for a period of time after their retirement. Mr. Carameros and Mr. Hunsaker each have been employed by El Paso for over 32 years, and have been with the LNG subsidiary f r om its inception. Travis H. Petty, chairman of The El Paso Company, will also become chairman and president of El Paso LNG Company. Virgil R. Cowart and Martin R. Engler Jr. were named executive vice presidents of this subsidiary, and will report to Mr. Petty.

Mr. Cowart, who is based in Paris, France, joined El Paso in 1953. He was part of the original complement of El Paso's French subsidiary formed in 1960, and was named managing director of t h a t s u b s i d i a r y in 1965. Mr. Cowart has also been with the LNG subsidiary since its inception, and became a vice president in 1975, and in 1977 was named a senior vice president, his most recent position.

Mr. Engler joined El Paso LNG Company as a vice president in 1976, and was named a senior vice president in 1978. Prior to joining El Paso, he had spent 25 years with San Diego Gas and Electric Company, where he initiated San Diego's entry into the LNG business in 1964. His last position with that company was executive vice president.

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