Brown & Root Promotes Akin, Sides And Muellner

Brown & Root, Inc., Houston, Texas, a Halliburton Company, has announced the promotion of two new vice presidents, and the addition of another.

Frank A. Akin, formerly manager of Business Development- Marine Services, was promoted to vice president-Business Development, Operations Services.

Curtis M. Sides, formerly general manager, Manufacturing & Process Industries Group, has been promoted to vice president- Manufacturing & Process Industries Group.

Frank E. Muellner, formerly vice president and director of engineering for the NUS Corporation, a Brown & Root affiliate, has been employed by the parent company as vice president-Nuclear Engineering, Power Group.

Mr. Akin, a 10-year veteran of Brown & Root, has over 20 years' experience in various petroleumrelated fields. He has served as project manager on jobs around the world, and for the last three years has planned, directed and controlled activities r e l a t e d to sales of marine services and the supervision of Business Development personnel overseas.

Mr. Sides has 17 years' experience with Brown & Root and more than 21 years of diversified experience in the design, planning and management of projects in petroleum, petrochemical and related industries. A graduate of Southern Methodist University in 1960 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Sides has served in assignments in Spain, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. He is a registered engineer.

Mr. Muellner comes to Brown & Root with a wide background in nuclear engineering dating back to the Shippingport, Pa., nuclear power plant project in 1956 as mechanical core design engineer. For the past 14 years he has been employed at the NUS Corporation, Rockville, Md., and before that with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and completed work on a master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh.

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