PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: Army generals named to top slots at PDVSA, Citgo

In a surprise move, Venezuelan Pres. Hugo Chavez has announced a "profound" restructuring of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, naming an army general to the helm of the company.Chavez appointed Gen. Guaicaipuro Lameda Montero as the third president of PDVSA since he took office less than 2 years ago (excluding former Pres. Luis Giusti, who, anticipating his imminent dismissal, resigned shortly before Chavez took office).Lameda replaces Hector Ciavaldini. ContrerasClick here to enlarge imageIn addition, Chavez appointed Oswaldo Contreras Maza as the new president of Citgo Petroleum Corp., the Tulsa-based wholly owned subsidiary of PDVSA.Like Lameda, Contreras also is an army general and a nuclea...

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