Laura Livingston Named President of Westinghouse Subsidiary, WesDyne International

Jan 07, 2010, 11:32 ET from Westinghouse Electric Company

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Laura A. Livingston has been named president of WesDyne International, a Westinghouse Electric Company subsidiary. She will report to the WesDyne board of directors and David Howell, vice president of Westinghouse Field Services. Her office will be located at the Westinghouse Waltz Mill facility in Madison, Pa.

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Ms. Livingston assumes the role after serving three and a half years as the vice president of Customer Relations and Sales, Westinghouse, responsible for direct customer interface with Exelon and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in Illinois. A Westinghouse employee since 1981, Ms. Livingston brings extensive management and engineering experience to her new position. She has served as business manager, sales and projects manager and senior fuel projects engineer for the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel business unit.

Ms. Livingston holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgical and material science engineering and a master's degree in industrial engineering (specializing in engineering management), both from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Master Customer First Leader (MCFL). Customer 1st is the Westinghouse continuous improvement initiative that employs such tools as Six Sigma, Human Performance, Lean Enterprise and Behavioral Differentiation.

WesDyne International is a global supplier of state-of-the-art, nondestructive inspection services for the power industry. The company's three main offices are located in Madison, Pennsylvania; Windsor, Connecticut; and Taby, Sweden.

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 commercial PWR in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants, including 60 percent of those in the United States.

SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company