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Texaco Press Release - Peter I. Bijur of Texaco Elected Chairman of the Business Council


ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 23 - Peter I. Bijur, chairman and chief executive officer of Texaco Inc., has been elected chairman of the board of directors of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

"The Business Council is known in state government as the advance team for the business agenda," Bijur said. "I am proud to contribute to The Business Council's efforts to generate an economic renaissance for New York and all New Yorkers."

William Allyn, president of Welch Allyn Inc., was elected vice chairman. The vote took place Wednesday at The Council's annual meeting in Bolton Landing, New York.

Bijur, a native of Mamaroneck, New York, earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. He joined Texaco in 1966 and moved through a progression of assignments in marketing, sales, and management. He was named to his current position in 1996.

He is a director of International Paper Company and the American Petroleum Institute, and is a member of The Business Roundtable, The Conference Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the boards of Middlebury College, New York University Medical Center and the New York Botanical Garden, and he is a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

Bijur served as The Council's vice chairman for the last 12 months. He will succeed Lewis Golub, chairman and chief executive officer of the Golub Corporation, who will remain a member of The Business Council's board.

The Business Council is New York's largest broad-based business group, representing more than 4,000 member companies large and small across the state. Based in Albany, it lobbies for a better business climate and offers cost-cutting services to its members.

Updated: September 1999