PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Mark Fecteau is the newly appointed president and chief executive officer of Westinghouse Electric Japan (WEJ), replacing Jack Allen, who will continue to serve as president of the company's Asia Region. Mr. Fecteau will also replace Mr. Allen as a member of the WEJ Board of Directors, and will remain based in Tokyo, Japan.
"The appointment of Mr. Fecteau will allow Westinghouse to increase management focus on the Japanese market and strengthen other customer connections within the Asia Region," said Jack Allen, president of the Westinghouse Asia Region. "Our presence in Japan this past year helped to facilitate an immediate response to the emergency following the Tohoku Region earthquake and tsunami. With the appointment of Mark, we are now better poised to build upon this presence."
Most recently, Mr. Fecteau served as senior vice president of Operations for WEJ. Prior to this, he served as vice president, Asia Strategy. Mr. Fecteau also held numerous Westinghouse positions in change leadership, strategy, engineering and manufacturing. He also managed fuel fabrication and component manufacturing facilities in the United States.
"It was under Jack Allen's leadership that Westinghouse Electric Japan was formed in July 2009, successfully allowing Westinghouse to become closer to our Japanese customers," said Shigenori Shiga, interim president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company. "Continuing in his role as president of the Asia Region, but now with the added and complementary leadership abilities of Mark, will ensure our continued success in capturing growth in the other strategic markets of the Asia Region."
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, including 60 percent of those in the United States.
SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company