Catell was sensitive to workers' needs and had the ability to compromise with workers, communities, and environmental groups.
As chairman and CEO of KeySpan, Catell set out to build the business into a leading company in the Northeast
City College of New York, BME, MME.
Chairman and chief executive officer, KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery Corporation
In the book The CEO and the Monk: One Company's Journey to Profit and Purpose, Catell wrote about his views of management and building a better company through employee input, caring, and community service.
In 1991 Catell was named president and CEO of Brooklyn Union. He soon began to emphasize the need to promote the use of natural gas and alternatives to other fuels.
Catell joined the utility company Brooklyn Union Gas in 1958 and worked in various engineering departments at a variety of jobs that included fixing meters. He eventually advanced to hold management positions
The CEO and the Monk: One Company's Journey to Profit and Purpose (with Kenny Moore and Glen Rifkin), 2004.
he would go on to attend Columbia University's Executive Development Program and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School,
Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 1998; named Professional Engineer of the Year by the New York Society of Professional Engineers, 2000.
continued to build KeySpan through acquisitions and partnerships, including acquiring Energy North of New Hampshire and a stake in Houston Exploration. He then took KeySpan into telecommunications by creating a fiber optic network
Robert B. Carter was born in 1960.