Executive Biographies

José Emeterio Gutiérrez

    José Emeterio Gutiérrez

    Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

    José Emeterio Gutiérrez was named interim president and chief executive officer in June 2016.

    Prior to being named to the company’s highest leadership role, Mr. Gutiérrez led the Westinghouse global Nuclear Fuel and Components Manufacturing (NF&CM) organization, a product line that provides nuclear fuel, fuel-handling equipment and cranes, large nuclear components and global nuclear supply chain services to a global customer base.

    Mr. Gutiérrez, who also had been a member of the Westinghouse Board of Directors, will retain his role on the board as the acting president and CEO.

    Prior to serving as senior vice president of NF&CM, which he assumed in April 2012, Mr. Gutiérrez served as managing director and vice president for Southern Europe in Westinghouse’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region since 2010. In this position he was responsible for operations in Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania, and also was responsible for customer and stakeholder interfaces, Westinghouse legal representation and statutory requirements.

    Additionally, Mr. Gutiérrez served as regional vice president of Spain for Westinghouse, as well as Nuclear Services technical director, leading all Westinghouse Services operations in Spain between 2008 and 2010.

    Prior to joining Westinghouse, he held fuel leadership positions with ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas S.A. in Spain over a period of 22 years. In his nuclear fuel director role at ENUSA, Mr. Gutiérrez was responsible for leading the Juzbado Manufacturing Plant and had full responsibility before the Spanish Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Overall, he brings more than 25 years of experience in the global nuclear market, including experience in nuclear fuel engineering and fabrication, as well as participation in various GE nuclear fuel development projects in the United States.

    He served as chairman of the Spanish Nuclear Society between 2009 and 2011, and has been a member of several European organizations such as Foratom European Atomic Forum and the European Nuclear Society. He also served as dean of the Business School of Westinghouse University, which is designed to prepare the Westinghouse workforce for the future.

    Mr. Gutiérrez received a civil engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is a certified Westinghouse Customer 1st (continuous improvement) Green Belt.

    Mark Marano

      Mark Marano

      Chief Operating Officer

      Mark Marano brings nearly 30 years of nuclear industry and vendor operations experience to his position of Chief Operating Officer. Since March 2017 Marano has held global responsibility for the company’s core businesses of Nuclear Fuel and Components Manufacturing; Operating Plants Business; Decontamination, Decommissioning, Remediation and Waste Management; the company’s Engineering Center of Excellence; and nuclear regulatory affairs. He also is responsible for corporate strategy, and is committed to increased alignment with customers by uniting the company’s product lines and engineering teams under a single operational focus.

      Previously Marano was president, Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions. He was responsible for Westinghouse customer relationships, account team development, and government and regulatory affairs within the two Regions. He oversaw global marketing, commercial operations, communications, corporate development, strategy and facilities management, all to enhance customer value while realizing targeted strategic growth.

      Prior to his tenure at Westinghouse, Marano held executive leadership roles at AREVA NP, Burns and Roe Enterprises, Inc. and GE Hitachi.

      Marano also held a progressive series of management positions at American Electric Power and their power generation fleet of 82 plants in 11 states, inclusive of nuclear, coal, gas and hydroelectricity.

      Prior to his roles at AEP, Marano spent 10 years in successive levels of senior management positions at nuclear plants sites, including Florida Power and Light, Carolina Power and Light, Public Services Electric and Gas and Florida Power Corporation.

      Before his commercial nuclear experience, Marano worked for Grumman Aerospace and the defense industry.

      Marano was appointed in 2015 to the boards of directors for Westinghouse Electric Company and Toshiba America Energy Systems. Also he holds board directorships with E4 Carolinas—an energy industry-related trade association in the Charlotte, N. Carolina (USA) region; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center; and the U.S.-based National Association of Manufacturers.

      Marano graduated from Oswego State University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.

      David Durham

        David Durham

        Senior Vice President, New Projects Business
        President of WECTEC LLC

        David Durham is senior vice president, New Projects Business, and president of WECTEC LLC, a wholly owned Westinghouse subsidiary. He is responsible for all aspects of Westinghouse’s New Plant organization, including current AP1000® plant projects and business development, as well as the services provided by the WECTEC product line, which include government services, project support services and contingency staffing services.

        Mr. Durham joined Westinghouse in 2015; since January 2016, he has led the WECTEC Services product line, the majority of which supports Westinghouse’s AP1000 plant projects. Before coming to Westinghouse, Mr. Durham was senior vice president and chief commercial officer at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Previously, he was vice president of Fluor Corporation, leading commercial activities for the company’s global nuclear power and government businesses.

        Earlier in his career, Mr. Durham served in the administration of U.S. President George H.W. Bush, overseeing the creation and operations of the defense nuclear facilities cleanup program for Energy Secretary James Watkins, as well as federal facilities enforcement for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Bill Reilly.

        Mr. Durham holds a juris doctor degree from the George Washington University National Law Center and bachelor’s degrees in foreign affairs and history from Assumption College.

        Jim Brennan

          Jim Brennan

          Senior Vice President
          Quality, Environment, Health and Safety

          Jim Brennan is senior vice president, Quality, Environment, Health and Safety at Westinghouse Electric Company with responsibility for continuous improvement, quality leadership, environment, health and safety activities for the company.

          Most recently, Jim served as senior vice president of Westinghouse Engineering and led the company’s global engineering organization in delivering customer value by providing high-quality, cost-effective advanced technology solutions for both new and operating plant engineering projects. This role included oversight of nuclear fuel and safety analysis engineering, systems and components engineering, engineering support for both pressurized and boiling water reactors, and the company’s robust innovation process.

          Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry. He began his career at Westinghouse in 1984 as an engineer and advanced through a series of engineering, strategic and continuous improvement positions of increasing responsibility.

          Jim has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

          David A. Howell

            David A. Howell

            Americas Region

            David Howell brings over 34 years of strategic nuclear industry leadership to his role as president, Americas Region.

            Appointed to the position in March 2017, Howell leads Westinghouse customer relationship management and all commercial responsibilities for the core business of Westinghouse in the Americas Region including account team development and deployment. He oversees the company’s global commercial and marketing organization, government and international affairs, global security and facilities management.

            Most recently, Howell was senior vice president, Operating Plant Business, where he held executive operational responsibility for all products and services related to growth and enhancement of the company’s instrumentation and control (I&C) business, outage support and plant modification services. He also oversaw engineering products and nuclear parts for pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors worldwide.

            In a previous role as Westinghouse vice president of Global Field Services, Howell had complete executive oversight of the company’s outage support, advanced products, nuclear power plant component services and customer training globally.

            Howell has held engineering and field operations management positions for the company’s business lines related to reactor vessel and steam generator inspection, and repair for pressurized water reactor nuclear steam supply systems. He also was a lead design engineer for remote reactor repair projects.

            He holds six patents for innovative equipment serving this market. Howell is a black belt in Six Sigma and Lean processes. He also is a certified Customer 1st Leader and was the deployment director for that program within the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel business, where he drove implementation throughout that business.

            A registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Howell has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (USA). He is a member of the Geneva College Advanced Board, and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

            Howell also is a member of the Westinghouse Operating Committee and a past member of the Westinghouse Board of Directors.

            Gavin Liu

              Gavin Liu

              Asia Region

              Gavin Liu is president of Asia for Westinghouse, responsible for developing and executing business strategy, delivering customer projects and interfacing with customers, partners, suppliers and principal shareholder to enable timely, local decision making on matters strategic to the Asian market.

              Mr. Liu rejoined Westinghouse after working for three years with ABB as senior vice president, China and North Asia Region. Prior to joining ABB in 2011, Mr. Liu worked for Westinghouse for 10 years, where he most recently helped to build relationships with customers in China to secure the contracts for the first four AP1000™ nuclear power plant units as vice president and managing director of the Asia Region’s China sub-region.

              Mr. Liu began his career in the China Ministry of Electric Power in 1991 and in 1992 moved to various sales and business development roles with ABB. He joined Westinghouse as part of the ABB CE acquisition in 2000.

              Mr. Liu graduated from Tsinghua University with a degree in Thermal Engineering and received his MBA from Peking University.

              Robert Massy

                Robert Massy

                Senior Vice President
                Human Resources

                Robert Massy is senior vice president, Human Resources at Westinghouse Electric Company, responsible for talent and organizational initiatives focused on accelerating the company’s global growth strategy in existing and emerging markets.

                Previously at Westinghouse, Massy was vice president of Global Talent Management throughout the company’s product lines and operating regions, including governance and strategy over all areas of talent acquisition, global learning, talent and organizational effectiveness and leadership development for the nuclear technology company’s 12,000 employees.

                Prior to joining Westinghouse in 2015, Massy held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Weatherford International, a multi-billion dollar oil and gas services company operating in over 100 countries around the world. While at Weatherford, Massy led their regional talent practice in Asia while based in Singapore and laterally in Malaysia. He then transitioned to Weatherford’s corporate headquarters in the greater Houston area where he directed corporate training and competencies as well as leading the design, build and implementation of HR programs and processes. Massy was a key member of Weatherford’s global human resources leadership.

                Prior to his experience with Weatherford, Massy spent a number of years in senior business leadership/consulting roles in both Europe and Asia. Massy, a native of Ireland, attended Lancaster University of Lancaster, U.K. where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Behavior in Organisations, and is a graduate of the University of East London where he earned his Masters of Business Administration.

                Takayuki Shibano

                  Takayuki Shibano

                  Senior Vice President & Chief Coordination Officer

                  Takayuki Shibano is the senior vice president and chief coordination officer for Westinghouse Electric Company. He is responsible for identifying and realizing global synergy opportunities between Toshiba and Westinghouse.

                  Mr. Shibano brings nearly 30 years of nuclear industry experience to this role in the areas of engineering and management.

                  Prior to joining to Westinghouse in April 2015, Mr. Shibano was the deputy general manager of the Nuclear System & Services Division in Toshiba Power Systems Company, where he provided general oversight of Westinghouse activities and worked to develop new nuclear power plant opportunities.

                  From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Shibano served as senior manager of the Nuclear Chemical System Engineering department of Toshiba Corporation, where he was responsible for the engineering of reprocessing systems, waste treatment systems, and decontamination, decommissioning and remediation systems. He also provided direct support for the water treatment system at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant after March 11, 2011.

                  Mr. Shibano began his career in Toshiba Corporation in 1987 as an engineer working on uranium enrichment systems using laser technology (AVLIS), where he was a member of the project team involved with the construction of the demonstration plant.

                  Mr. Shibano also has experience as an internal management auditor in Toshiba Corporation, where he provided audit management and oversight of several Toshiba group companies during 2005 and 2006.

                  Mr. Shibano holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in nuclear engineering from Osaka University. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is currently located at the Westinghouse corporate headquarters near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

                  Mike Sweeney

                    Mike Sweeney

                    Senior Vice President & General Counsel
                    Legal & Contracts

                    Mr. Sweeney is responsible for overseeing all legal operations of the global business activities of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC.

                    Mr. Sweeney joined Westinghouse in 2005 as an Assistant General Counsel for Nuclear Services. In that role, he was responsible for managing all legal aspects of Westinghouse’s Nuclear Services business. Starting in 2006, Mr. Sweeney gained responsibility for Westinghouse’s global insurance program, International attorneys and most recently, Westinghouse’s Nuclear Automation operations.

                    Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Sweeney was a partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP (formerly Pietragallo, Bosick and Gordon). His primary focus was on corporate and business matters where he counseled companies on various legal matters including financing operations, strategic initiatives and general corporate matters. In addition, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Sweeney held positions of increasing responsibility in the Law Department of CBS Corporation (formerly, Westinghouse Electric Corporation). His primary focus was on Board of Director Matters, Security and Exchange Commission filing requirements for public companies as well as Acquisitions and Divestitures.

                    Mr. Sweeney has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master's degree in business administration and a juris doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

                    Luc Van Hulle

                      Luc Van Hulle

                      Interim President
                      EMEA Region

                      Luc Van Hulle is interim president, EMEA Region at Westinghouse Electric Company, responsible for customer relationships, account team development, and government and regulatory affairs in the EMEA Region. Van Hulle has more than 35 years of nuclear industry experience and joined Westinghouse in 1980.

                      Previously at Westinghouse, Van Hulle was vice president of EMEA Marketing and Commercial Integration. Prior to his responsibility for key customer accounts and large integrated projects throughout the EMEA Region, he supported engineering, plant construction and field services in Europe.

                      Van Hulle is a graduate of the University of Gent, Belgium, where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering. He completed additional studies in business administration at Insead, France, and is a certified Black Belt.