SOURCE: Apprion


January 12, 2011 09:00 ET

Apprion Elects Jude Laspa to Its Board of Directors

Laspa Brings Extensive Executive Leadership and Business Expertise to Board of Industrial Wireless Application Networks Provider

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - Apprion, the leading provider of industrial wireless application networks, today named Jude Laspa as an independent member of its Board of Directors. Laspa brings over 40 years of leadership experience, valuable industrial business acumen and a deep knowledge of technology and strategy in the industrial market to this position. 

The majority of Laspa's valuable experience comes from the many years he held executive positions within Bechtel Corporation. Prior to retirement and after 43 years with the company, Laspa was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Bechtel Group, Inc. (BGI). Laspa also served as sponsor of Greater China and the Bechtel Fellows Program (world class technical specialists) as well as Chairman of the BGI Group Strategy Committee. He sponsored the BGI Corporate Six-Sigma program implementation and served as President of Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure, Inc. (BSII). Earlier in his career, Laspa was responsible for Bechtel's central engineering, procurement, and construction functions, including contracts, project management, and project controls.

"This is an exciting time for Apprion and the industry. Apprion is leading the effort to significantly improve industrial operations with their unique and essential solutions and services and I am honored to be a part of these efforts," said Laspa. "I look forward to working with the Apprion team and board to build more strategic relationships and expand our customer base as we take the company to the next level."

Other key positions Laspa held within Bechtel include President of Bechtel's Asia Pacific region located in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for all of Bechtel's engineering and construction work in Asia and Oceania. Before his assignment in Asia, he served as Executive Vice President and Director of Bechtel Enterprises, the project development, financing, and ownership affiliate of Bechtel Group, responsible for developing privatized projects worldwide. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Manager of Bechtel's fossil-power business, responsible for all marketing, business development, engineering, construction, and operation of Bechtel Power's fossil work worldwide.

"We are very excited to have Jude as an Advisor to Apprion. With his wealth of knowledge in growing and managing new business in diverse industries, and his success and leadership experience from his tenure at Bechtel, Apprion will greatly benefit by this appointment," commented Doug Donzelli, Apprion's CEO. "Jude is a great addition to Apprion's Board of Directors and we look forward to his insight, direction and input on the strategy and growth of Apprion as the leader of best-in-class industrial applications, wireless networks, systems and services for industrial facilities."

Mr. Laspa holds a B.S., Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He serves on the boards of a number of outside organizations including the Exploratorium, the Rainbird Corporation and the California Council of Science and Technology.

About Apprion
Apprion delivers wireless application networks and services for the process manufacturing industry. Apprion's industrial products and services enable the deployment of wireless applications with the lowest total cost of ownership. Customers include market leaders in oil/gas, chemicals, pulp/paper and power/utilities. For more information, visit

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