PITTSBURGH, January 3, 2013 -- Westinghouse Electric Company announces the appointment of Jeff Bradfute as vice president, Global Nuclear Fuel Engineering.
Mr. Bradfute will oversee fuel hardware design, development and testing of fuel for pressurized (PWR) and boiling water reactors (BWR), and technology development functions supporting nuclear physics, thermal hydraulic and fuel performance methods for PWR and BWR fuel and reload core designs. He brings 23 years of strong management, commercial, engineering and utility experience to this new position, and most recently served as director, Product Engineering, for Nuclear Fuel. In his product engineering role, Jeff strengthened the reliability of Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel products.
Mr. Bradfute also held various positions of increasing responsibility in Westinghouse Core Engineering and Customer Operations, where he executed fuel contracts with U.S. and European customers. In addition, he also was a senior engineer at the South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) V.C. Summer plant for three years.
Nuclear Fuel Senior Vice President José Emeterio Gutiérrez said, “Excellent engineering design is crucial to Westinghouse’s ability to deliver reliable fuel products, components and services for the world’s nuclear energy facilities. Jeff’s technical background and industry experience will be instrumental in helping us to achieve an even greater level of nuclear fuel performance in the future.”
Mr. Bradfute joined Westinghouse in 1989 after serving six years in the U.S. Navy. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati and University of Michigan, respectively, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bradfute is also a licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina.
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., USA. 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.