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Christopher Clark has been named chairman designate of Urenco Group. Clark will replace the current chairman, Neville Chamberlain, Jan. 1, 2006.

Entergy Corp. has elected former Congressman W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.) to its board of directors. Tauzin is the former chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TXU Corp. has elected Glenn Tilton and Leonard Roberts to its board of directors. They replace Erle Nye and Herbert Richardson, who are retiring.

The U.S. Department of Energy has named Carl Bauer director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Bauer has served as acting director of NETL since February 2005, when Rita Bajura retired from the post. Bauer had served as deputy director since October 2003.

Yukiya Amano, Japan's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, has been elected chairman of the agency's board of governors for 2005 -- 06. He will succeed Ingrid Hall of Canada. Amano has served as director of the science and nuclear energy divisions within Japan's Foreign Ministry, and as director-general of the disarmament, nonproliferation and science department.

Joseph Maloney will resign as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trade Department, effective this month. Maloney had been secretary-treasurer since January 2000.

General Dynamics has elected Jeffrey Kudlac a vice president of the corporation.

Patrick Henn will become chief financial officer of Indus International Inc. on Oct. 13.

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