Leadership

Executive Biographies

Patrick Fragman

Patrick Fragman

President & Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Fragman became Westinghouse Electric Company President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2019. Mr. Fragman brings nearly 30 years of global power and energy services experience to Westinghouse.

Before becoming CEO, Mr. Fragman led transformation initiatives at ABB, a global technology leader in digital industries including: electrification, industrial automation, motion, robotics and discrete automation, and power grids. As senior vice president of ABB’s Grid Integration Business, Mr. Fragman was accountable for an industry-leading portfolio that delivered leading power transmission systems, services, and software solutions globally.

Prior to joining ABB, Mr. Fragman spent 15 years at Alstom, a multinational leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. While there, he held a series of significant positions in Canada, China, France, and the United States, leading teams, developing project portfolios and businesses on a regional and global scale.

Mr. Fragman has been in the energy and more specifically nuclear industry throughout his career, most recently as the head of the Nuclear Business of Alstom, where he spent 15 years heading global businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, in transportation and energy markets. Earlier in his career, Patrick worked in various industrial and energy-focused roles within the French Government including as Industrial, Energy and Nuclear Safety Advisor to the Minister of Environment & Land Planning. He was also a member of the board of the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) from 2013 to 2015, and the representative of the French State in the Board of Elf Aquitaine Production from 1995 to 1997.

Mr. Fragman received an engineering degree from École des Mines de Paris, where he was also part of the Corps des Mines, France’s foremost technical grand corps.

Stephane Cai

Stephane Cai

President, Westinghouse Parts

Stephane Cai was appointed president, Westinghouse Parts in June 2021. Stephane joined Westinghouse as executive vice president of Growth & Transformation in October 2019. He brings more than three decades of energy industry and manufacturing experience to Westinghouse. In this role, he will lead Westinghouse’s global parts business to enhance Westinghouse’s offerings to our customers who face growing challenges in managing reliable operations of their aging fleet and achieve strategic growth objectives.

Mr. Cai joins Westinghouse from Grid Solutions, a GE Power business, where he held the roles of vice president, High Voltage Products & Global Supply Chain, vice president, Global Regions and lastly vice president, Grid Automation.

Prior to his role at GE Grid Solutions, Mr. Cai was with Alstom for 27 years - starting in the Turbine business where he held a series of site commissioning, engineering and product management positions. After taking a marketing and business development role at Alstom Power Headquarters for two years, he returned to operational roles in hydro, nuclear and grid businesses. He has held these positions while residing in India, France, the U.S. and the Middle East.

Mr. Cai is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, France, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics. He also holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, France.

Tarik Choho

Tarik Choho

President, EMEA Operating Plant Services

Tarik Choho was named president, EMEA Operating Plant Services in August 2019, bringing more than 25 years of energy industry experience as he leads sales and delivery for the EMEA core business for nuclear operating plant customers.

Previously, as the chief commercial officer of AREVA Group, Choho led the company’s marketing and business development globally, as well as their EMEA business. Prior to leading the company’s commercial organization, he held a series of global technical and leadership positions within AREVA’s fuel recycling, nuclear material transportation and storage, fuel engineering and sales, mining and enrichment businesses.

Following his tenure at AREVA, Choho became a managing director and member of the management board of OCP Group, a world leader in phosphate-based fertilizers. While at OCP, Choho led the company’s commercial, strategy and development of group activities worldwide.

Choho is a graduate engineer in process engineering from École Polytechnique de Paris and in mechanical engineering from École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA). He holds a master’s degree in mathematics and automatics from Université Paris Dauphine as well as an executive business management degree from INSEAD.

Pamela B. Cowan

Pamela B. Cowan

President, Americas Operating Plant Services

Pam Cowan joined Westinghouse Electric Company in September 2021 as president of the Americas Operating Plant Services business unit, bringing approximately three decades of experience in the commercial nuclear industry.

In her current role, Ms. Cowan leads Westinghouse Electric Company’s full business, from business development and sales to delivery, for the existing nuclear operating plant customers across North and South America.

Before coming to Westinghouse, Ms. Cowan was senior vice president at Holtec International and chief operating officer of Holtec Decommissioning International. Previously, she held a series of positions in leadership roles at different nuclear utilities including Exelon Generation, American Electric Power and PSEG Nuclear. She also served as vice president of the Nuclear Generation Division and Regulatory Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

Ms. Cowan holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in engineering management from Drexel University. She also was a licensed Senior Nuclear Reactor Operator.

Melissa Cummings

Melissa Cummings

Executive Vice President, Digital and Innovation

Melissa Cummings was named executive vice president, Digital and Innovation, in June 2020, bringing more than 20 years of industrial software experience in product, service and technology innovation across various industrial segments to Westinghouse.  In this role, she drives the digitalization and innovation agendas for Westinghouse.

Prior to joining Westinghouse, Ms. Cummings served as the Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions and Services at Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest energy technology companies. In that role, she led a global solutions business providing technology and transformation efforts for energy customers across the world.

Cummings has more than 20 years of industrial software experience in product, service and technology innovation across the power generation, health care, mining and oil and gas sectors. She began her career in program and product management, progressing through a series of increasingly responsible positions at companies including Sun Microsystems and McKesson Provider Technologies. Cummings has also served in leadership positions within GE and ABB, where she advanced to globally responsible roles supporting digital solutions for customers around the world.

Cummings earned a bachelor’s degree in international economics from The George Washington University and attended the University of Colorado for business administration and information systems.

David Durham

David Durham

President, Energy Systems

David Durham is president of Westinghouse’s Energy Systems Business, with profit and loss and sales responsibility for AP1000 reactors, small modular reactors and micro reactors, as well as advanced reactor development and other non-nuclear energy systems.

Mr. Durham joined Westinghouse in 2015, as senior vice president, New Projects Business, and president of WECTEC LLC, a wholly-owned Westinghouse subsidiary that provided engineering and construction support services to AP1000 projects in China and the U.S., as well as government services  and contingency staffing services. He assumed responsibility for Westinghouse’s AP1000 projects and Decommissioning business lines early in 2017, serving as president, Plant Solutions Business.

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 decommissioning and 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.

Miroslaw Kowalik

Miroslaw Kowalik

President, Westinghouse Poland

A leading executive with extensive background and knowledge of the Polish energy market, Miroslaw Kowalik became president of Westinghouse Poland in May 2021. In this role, Mr. Kowalik leads the company’s plans to invest in nuclear technologies in Poland, including providing the world’s leading and safest AP1000® technology to the country’s nuclear power program.

Mr. Kowalik brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector, with expertise in business leadership, strategy, new project acquisitions and business development gained while in senior leadership positions at companies including SNC Lavalin, Alstom and ABB. Most recently, Mr. Kowalik served as president of Enea, one of the largest energy companies in Poland.

Based in Westinghouse’s Warsaw office, Mr. Kowalik will also serve as president of Westinghouse Electric Poland sp.z o.o., overseeing various Westinghouse activities in Poland in addition to Westinghouse’s nuclear new-build efforts.

Miroslaw Kowalik is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Gynia Maritime University. He received his MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in cooperation with the University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development and also completed post-graduate studies in corporate finance management at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Gavin Liu

Gavin Liu

President, Asia Operating Plant Services

Gavin Liu is president of the Asia Region 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 Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Peking University.

Robert Massy

Robert Massy

Executive Vice President, People & Culture

Robert Massy is executive vice president, People & Culture at Westinghouse Electric Company, responsible for Human Resources, Technical Training and Global Communications. In January 2019, his responsibilities were expanded to include the Security and the Facilities Management organizations.

Previously at Westinghouse, Mr. Massy was vice president of Global Talent Management throughout the company’s product lines and operating regions.

Prior to joining Westinghouse in 2015, Mr. 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, he led their regional talent practice in Asia while based in Singapore and laterally in Malaysia. Mr. Massy 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.

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 (MBA).

Pavan Pattada

Pavan Pattada

Executive Vice President, Global Operations Services

Pavan Pattada is executive vice president, Global Operations Services, with oversight of global supply chain, global engineering, manufacturing and other technical capabilities that provide support to the business units.  

Mr. Pattada joined Westinghouse in January 2019, following more than 15 years in increasingly responsible executive roles at Eaton Corporation. Throughout his career at Eaton, he served in global leadership roles with oversight of global supply chain management, transformation strategy and operations efficiency in manufacturing. Prior to his time at Eaton, Mr. Pattada was a manager at the operations and strategy practice of Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Pattada holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in strategy and operations from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from L.B.S. College of Advanced Maritime Studies in Mumbai, India.

Jill Redmon

Jill Redmon

Executive Vice President, Quality, Environment, Health & Safety

Jill Redmon was named executive vice president, Quality, Environment, Health & Safety in January 2020. She brings extensive experience in implementing global safety and quality initiatives in highly technical and regulated environments. She has widespread experience in workforce engagement to build a robust quality culture.

In this role, Ms. Redmon leads Westinghouse’s total commitment to safety including the company’s nuclear safety programs, industrial safety programs and quality assurance programs.

Prior to joining Westinghouse, she held the position of Global Vice President – Seating Quality at Lear Corporation. Lear is the leading manufacturer of automotive seating and automotive electrical systems, operating 261 locations in 39 countries. In her role, she implemented global quality, warranty and safety initiatives, and provided the strategic direction and the operational leadership for global quality for the Fortune 500 company.

Ms. Redmon began her career at Ford Motor Company, later transitioning to Visteon Corporation. Throughout her career she has held a series of North American and global quality, health and safety leadership, and supply chain quality positions of increasing seniority. While at MANN+HUMMEL Gmbh, Ms. Redmon was a member of the Management Board Extended Committee and Group Vice President, Global Quality, Health, Safety and Environment where she led the global quality and health, safety and environment strategy and initiatives. Her previous experience includes roles at Ecolab Inc. and BorgWarner Inc., during which time she focused on supply chain quality development and supplier quality assurance.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Redmon earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society and a board committee member for Vista Maria, also in Detroit.

Sam Shakir

President, Environmental Services

Sam Shakir was named president, Environmental Services in April 2021.He leads Westinghouse’s strategic commercial, operational, and financial expansion as a leading services and technology provider in the global commercial and government nuclear decommissioning and management services markets.

Mr. Shakir most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Orano USA, where he oversaw a variety of businesses supplying nuclear fuel materials; engineering; decontamination and decommissioning; and used nuclear fuel management technologies and services.

Prior to this role, he served in a series of increasingly responsible roles within the former AREVA Group with oversight for strategy, business and product development, and technical services for the nuclear industry.

Mr. Shakir holds a Bachelor of Science degree in building engineering from Concordia University and graduated from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Dan Sumner

Dan Sumner

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance

Dan Sumner is chief financial officer and executive vice president, Finance, responsible for Westinghouse’s global finance and strategy operations and focused on restoring and improving the financial health of Westinghouse through the Company’s strategic transition.

In October 2016, Mr. Sumner was named vice president of Finance with responsibility for global Product Line & Region Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis, Corporate Accounting, and Global Shared Services. Mr. Sumner previously served as Westinghouse’s chief compliance officer, head of enterprise risk management, and director of corporate audit. Mr. Sumner was instrumental in building Westinghouse’s global corporate audit and Sarbanes-Oxley programs, and has held key roles on several strategic initiatives since joining the company in 2010.

Prior to his tenure at Westinghouse, Mr. Sumner worked for Alcoa as a member of the corporate audit staff, focused on assessing and consulting on operational, business, and financial performance across the company’s global operations. Preceding Alcoa, Mr. Sumner held various roles at a start-up venture and in the banking industry.

Mr. Sumner holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business management from Grove City College. He also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in corporate finance and strategy. Additionally, Mr. Sumner has earned executive certificates from Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology which focus on leadership, and strategic decision & risk management.

Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Sweeney is responsible for overseeing all legal operations of the global business activities of Westinghouse Electric Company. He has served as general counsel since August 2011. 

Mr. Sweeney joined Westinghouse in 2005 as an assistant general counsel for Nuclear Services. Beginning in 2006, Mr. Sweeney gained increasing responsibility within the legal organization and in 2010, was named vice president and deputy general counsel.   

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 Directors matters, Securities 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 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh.