Tom Geer Joins Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Business

Sep 03, 2010, 10:00 ET from Westinghouse Electric Company

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Tom Geer as vice president, Fuel Engineering, for the company's Nuclear Fuel business.  

In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel hardware design, development and testing, as well as the technology development functions supporting nuclear physics, thermal hydraulic and fuel performance methods for PWR and BWR fuel and reload core designs.  He will be located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania (USA).

Mr. Geer joins Westinghouse from Duke Energy, where he was vice president of Nuclear Engineering.  He has more than 28 years of management and engineering experience. While at Duke, he was a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Fuel Reliability Program Executive Committee and the Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Turkey Point corporate nuclear review board, chaired the Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering Advisory Council, and served on the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department advisory board.

He also spent eight years supporting the prime contractor on two different U.S. Department of Energy projects while at Duke Engineering. He holds both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University.  He is a certified Professional Engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Westinghouse Electric Company, a Toshiba Group company (TOKYO:6502), is the world's pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately over 40 percent of the world's operating nuclear plants.

SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company