Westinghouse Appoints Jeffrey Benjamin as Senior Vice President Nuclear Power
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has appointed Jeffrey
Benjamin as senior vice president, Nuclear Power Plants, effective May 31.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Westinghouse
Electric Company today announced that it has appointed Jeffrey Benjamin as
senior vice president, Nuclear Power Plants, effective May 31. In this
position, Mr. Benjamin will lead Westinghouse efforts to meet existing new
plant customer needs and further develop new plant opportunities.
"While we are hard at work to complete our first new AP1000® plants in the
United States and China, we continue to make great progress in advancing our
nuclear technology around the globe," said Danny Roderick, Westinghouse
president and CEO. "In all of our new plant projects, our customers expect
outstanding quality and flawless project implementation; to do this requires
acting as a unified, disciplined global team responding rapidly and providing
Nuclear Power Plants will combine the existing Westinghouse Nuclear Power
Plants Project Delivery and Nuclear Power Plant Business & Project Development
product lines into one organization to allow for a more streamlined
organization to compete in today's fast-paced marketplace, said Roderick. "I
am confident that Jeff's broad commercial experiences across both nuclear
utilities and engineering/design firms will complement our already strong
technical leadership capabilities in the new plant arena."
Reporting to Mr. Benjamin will be Messrs. Deva Chari and Sandy Rupprecht. Mr.
Rupprecht will continue to lead new plant project development efforts, while
Mr. Chari will focus on the expanding China market and the startup of plants
under construction in China.
Mr. Benjamin has more than 25 years of global nuclear experience in plant
engineering and operations, nuclear power plant project development and
nuclear services business development. He comes to Westinghouse from his most
recent role with Rolls-Royce in London, where he led the nuclear services
business with locations in North America, England and France. Prior to that,
Mr. Benjamin held several leadership positions with the international
commercial nuclear business of CH2M HILL, a global engineering and technical
services company. Additionally, Mr. Benjamin formerly served in senior
leadership positions with several North American nuclear utilities, including
Exelon, and his career experience covers engineering and operations as well as
large project management.
Mr. Benjamin will be relocating from the UK to the United States and work from
Westinghouse Electric Company headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa.
Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation
(TKY:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading
supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout
the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first pressurized water reactor
in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for
approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants.
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