Charlotte, N.C., February 28, 2011 — The Babcock and Wilcox Co. announced that Winfred D. Nash, 66, President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., has informed B&W of his retirement, effective April 1, 2011.
“I am proud of the accomplishments we have made over the last several years. Our business has nearly doubled due to organic growth and vertical integration achieved through strategic acquisitions. Additionally, the Lean Six Sigma program, now pervasive throughout B&W, got its start at B&W NOG in an effort to achieve significant cost savings for our primary customer, the U.S. Department of Energy and its Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program,” Nash said. “While I will miss the daily challenge and the great people I have come to know and care for, I look forward to retirement and spending more time with my family.”
“I want to personally thank Winfred for the years of dedicated service and the many contributions he has made to B&W. I wish him the very best in his retirement,” said Mary Pat Salomone, B&W Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Nash’s successor as president of B&W NOG will be Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker, currently vice president of programs, contracts and central planning for B&W NOG. Baker will begin transitioning into the position immediately.
“Sandy has my full confidence and support as well as that of our CEO, Brandon C. Bethards, the Board of Directors and our DOE customer,” continued Salomone.
Baker began his career at what is now B&W NOG in Lynchburg, Va. During his tenure, Baker has held various positions of increasing responsibility. In his current position, he is responsible for performance of all programs and schedule coordination across the B&W NOG operations.
Previously, he was manager of the advanced carrier program, overseeing the project execution for on-time delivery of the components for the next generation carrier.
Baker also directed the activities of B&W NOG’s research and test reactor business. He served as president and general manager of BWXT of Ohio, Inc., responsible for the environmental remediation project for the DOE in Miamisburg, Ohio.