Westinghouse Appoints Joni Falascino Vice President In Nuclear Automation Product Line

Oct 12, 2010, 13:00 ET from Westinghouse

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company's Nuclear Automation product line has announced a key appointment in accordance with the company's recent organizational restructuring.

Joni Falascino is appointed vice president, Major Projects Delivery for Nuclear Automation, effective November 1, 2010. In this new role, Ms. Falascino will focus on the global alignment of Nuclear Automation's major instrumentation and control projects delivery, ensuring that project management and processes interface appropriately between Westinghouse product lines and regions.  She will also provide rigorous oversight of Nuclear Automation project controls and scheduling functions.

Ms. Falascino has nearly 25 years of Westinghouse experience, and joins Nuclear Automation from her most recent position of director, Major Component Replacements and Engineering, in the Engineering Services business segment of the Nuclear Services product line. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh. She will be located at the company's headquarters facility in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania (USA), and will report directly to David Howell, Senior Vice President of Nuclear Automation.

"Major project delivery impacts the overall Westinghouse business and has implications throughout Westinghouse's three regions," Mr. Howell said. "The mission of Nuclear Automation's Major Projects Delivery organization is to provide consistency and excellence in the execution of major projects using standard tools and processes resulting in first-time quality, on schedule and on budget. I am confident that Ms. Falascino is the right person to lead this important effort."

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