Westinghouse appoints head of nuclear power plants division

Westinghouse Electric Co. appointed Jeffrey Benjamin as senior vice president, nuclear power plants, effective May 31. In this position, Benjamin will lead Westinghouse efforts to meet existing new plant customer needs and further develop new plant opportunities.

The nuclear power plants division will combine the existing Westinghouse nuclear power plants project delivery and nuclear power plant business and project development product lines into one organization to allow for a more streamlined organization.

Reporting to Benjamin will be Deva Chari and Sandy Rupprecht. Rupprecht will continue to lead new plant project development efforts, while Chari will focus on the expanding China market and the startup of plants under construction in China.

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, Benjamin held several leadership positions with the international commercial nuclear business of CH2M HILL, a global engineering and technical services company. Additionally, 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.

Benjamin will be relocating from the U.K. to the United States and work from Westinghouse Electric Co. headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa.

Westinghouse Electric Co. is a group company of Toshiba Corp.


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