Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Westinghouse Electric Company today appointed Steve Hamilton as senior vice president, quality, environment, health and safety, effective immediately. In this position, Mr. Hamilton will lead global Westinghouse efforts in continuous improvement, quality compliance and environment, health and safety activities.
“We build excellence into all that we do at Westinghouse, from our AP1000® nuclear power plant fleet to servicing and supporting the world’s operating nuclear plants,” said Danny Roderick, Westinghouse president and CEO. “Our customers expect our uncompromised commitment to safety and continual improvement, and a strong dedication to health and the environment. I am confident that Steve’s broad experience will complement our already strong commitment and capabilities in these areas.”
Mr. Hamilton has more than 32 years of global nuclear quality experience. He comes to Westinghouse from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, where he was senior vice president, nuclear oversight. While there, Mr. Hamilton led programs such as quality assurance; Lean Six Sigma; continuous improvement; environment, health and safety; regulatory affairs; human performance; technical training; and nuclear safety culture. Prior to that, he served as vice president, quality and performance with AREVA Inc. He also spent 13 years with Carolina Power & Light Company’s Brunswick Nuclear Station. Mr. Hamilton also is a previous Westinghouse employee who served as president, PN Services, a former Westinghouse subsidiary specializing in chemical cleaning and decontamination for nuclear reactors. Mr. Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.
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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