On September 1, Brendan Bechtel, 35, will become CEO of Bechtel, succeeding Bill Dudley, who will stay on as vice chairman, according to a Fortune article. Brendan, along with his family ties, has a MBA and masters of engineering from Stanford University. Brendan has been training for the top job for a number of years. He is currently the president and COO of Bechtel. The Bechtel board had to radically revise its succession plans in early 2014, when Riley Bechtel, Brendan’s father and a long-serving, 4th generation CEO, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.