Foster Wheeler names Edward Galante (BSCE 1973), a Northeastern University CEE Alumnus, and two others to its board of directors
Edward G. Galante retired from ExxonMobil in 2006 as senior vice president and member of the Management Committee after a 34-year career at that firm. His responsibilities included worldwide Refining and Supply, Fuels and Lubricants Marketing and Research and Engineering. His earlier experience at ExxonMobil included progressively responsible assignments in engineering, sales, product line coordination and terminal operations. He also held positions in Corporate Planning, Supply, and served as manager of the company's Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery and as managing director of Esso Thailand. Currently he serves on the board of Praxair, Inc. and of Junior Achievement Worldwide. He is a member of the 25-Year Club of the Petroleum Industry. He also serves as executive in residence at the university's College of Business Administration. In 2007, Mr. Galante pledged $5 million to establish the Galante Engineering and M.B.A. Program, an interdisciplinary effort to hone top students' problem-solving and decision-making skills through a combined B.S./M.B.A. program.