VÄSTERÅS, Sweden, March 31, 2015 -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced it has appointed Aziz Dag to the position of vice president and managing director, Northern Europe. Dag also will serve as the chief executive officer of Westinghouse Electric Sweden. The legal transition, as well as all regulatory responsibilities, will take place following procedure completion by all relevant authorities.
Dag is responsible for businesses across the company’s Northern Europe region, encompassing locations in Sweden, Finland, Baltic, Poland and Ukraine. He also has management and legal responsibility for all four of Westinghouse’s Sweden sites: Sweden headquarters, Nuclear Fuel Factory and Fuel Laboratory/Service Center in Västerås, and WesDyne Sweden AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB, Täby, Stockholm County.
Dag has held management positions of increasing responsibility within Westinghouse and ABB, whose nuclear businesses were integrated into Westinghouse in 2000. Most recently, Dag was vice president, Key Accounts, Westinghouse Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He holds a master’s degree in engineering physics from Uppsala University and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Stockholm School of Economics.
“Aziz is a talented and knowledgeable nuclear professional with extensive experience from various European positions,” said Yves Brachet, president, Westinghouse EMEA Region. “As vice president and managing director for our Northern Europe region business, Aziz will play an important role in continuing to secure customer satisfaction, as well as support and grow our Sweden and other European growth.”
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., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants, including more than 50 percent of those in Europe.