Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Matthew K. Rose was elected to its board of directors effective April 30, 2014.
“I am extremely pleased that Matt is joining the Fluor board of directors,” said David T. Seaton, Fluor chairman and chief executive officer. “He is an exceptional executive with a wealth of knowledge in transportation, logistics and the vital intersection between business development and governmental policy,” Seaton said. “Matt’s perspectives, gained from his leadership of BNSF Railway, are a welcomed addition to our Board especially as we face more complex and challenging projects.”
Rose is currently the executive chairman of BNSF Railway Company after 13 years as the company’s chief executive officer and 11 years as chairman. BNSF Railway became a Berkshire-owned company during his tenure in 2010. Prior to that, Rose was the company’s president and chief operating officer since 1999.
He joined Burlington Northern in 1993 and held several positions in the company’s merchandise business unit. Prior to joining Burlington Northern, Rose held several positions in the trucking industry.
Rose is a director on several boards including AT&T, the Association of American Railroads, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and The Business Council, and serves as a trustee for Texas Christian University and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Rose is also a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board.
He earned a bachelor’s of science in marketing with a minor in logistics from the University of Missouri.