Westinghouse Electric announces management changes

Westinghouse Electric Co announced a series of management changes.

The Cranberry-based nuclear company made the announcement days after confirming that it brought in a turnaround specialist and adjusted employee benefits, including a provision that concerns layoff severance payments, as its parent company, Toshiba Corp. stepped up efforts to deal with the financial fallout from its nuclear power business.

Mark Marano has been appointed chief operating officer. David Howell will succeed Mr. Marano as president, Americas Region. Luc Van Hulle will serve as interim president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region. David Durham has been named senior vice president of New Projects Business. Each change is effective as of March 15.

As chief operating officer, Mr. Marano will be responsible for the company’s core businesses of nuclear fuel and components manufacturing; operating plants business; and decontamination, decommissioning, remediation and waste management.

Mr. Howell most recently served as senior vice president, Operating Plants Business, a role he assumed in April 2015. 

Mr. Van Hulle was most recently vice president of EMEA marketing and commercial integration, a role he stepped into in 2012. 

The newly created New Projects Business will focus on the AP1000 plant projects, among other areas. Mr. Durham joined Westinghouse in 2015 as vice president, Strategic Projects, with responsibility for identifying and implementing business growth opportunities. 

Stephanie Ritenbaugh: sritenbaugh@post-gazette.com or 412-263-4910 

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