Westinghouse Appoints Jim Ferland President, Americas Region

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Jun 17, 2010, 13:00 ET from Westinghouse Electric Company

PITTSBURGH, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Jim Ferland to the position of president, Americas Region.  

Mr. Ferland, a former Westinghouse vice president who has served the past three years as senior vice president of Utility Operations for PNM Resources in Albuquerque, N.M., begins his new assignment October 1.  However, he will join Westinghouse in August to begin establishing the Americas organization.  His appointment completes the Westinghouse regional leadership team which, as announced last week, also includes Anders Jackson and Jack Allen as the respective presidents of Westinghouse's new Europe and Asia regions. 

In these new roles,  Messrs. Ferland, Jackson and Allen will lead Westinghouse's efforts to build customer relationships, develop business plans, capture new markets, and deliver projects and products in the regions they serve.

Mr. Ferland will be located at Westinghouse's Cranberry, USA, headquarters facility.  He will report to Westinghouse President and Chief Executive Officer Aris Candris.

At PNM Resources, Mr. Ferland was responsible for all regulated transmission and distribution operations for PNM and TNMP, utilities that serve electricity customers in New Mexico and Texas.  He also has provided oversight of PNM's existing generation facilities, future generation development, wholesale power sales, supply chain, safety and environmental oversight.

He joined PNM from Westinghouse, where he served as vice president, Field Services.  Prior to that role, he was president and chief executive officer of Louisiana Energy Services. His career also includes serving as director, Strategic Business Development at Westinghouse, and various operations and business development positions at Duke Engineering and Services and Carolina Power and Light.

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