Pittsburgh, June 29, 2012 — Westinghouse Electric Co. announced that Mark Fecteau is the newly appointed president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Japan, replacing Jack Allen, who will continue to serve as president of the company's Asia Region. Fecteau will also replace Allen as a member of the WEJ board of directors, and will remain based in Tokyo, Japan.
"The appointment of Fecteau will allow Westinghouse to increase management focus on the Japanese market and strengthen other customer connections within the Asia Region," said Jack Allen, president of the Westinghouse Asia Region. "Our presence in Japan this past year helped to facilitate an immediate response to the emergency following the Tohoku Region earthquake and tsunami. With the appointment of Mark, we are now better poised to build upon this presence."
Most recently, Fecteau served as senior vice president of operations for WEJ. Prior to this, he served as vice president, Asia Strategy. Fecteau also held numerous Westinghouse positions in change leadership, strategy, engineering and manufacturing. He also managed fuel fabrication and component manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
"It was under Jack Allen's leadership that Westinghouse Electric Japan was formed in July 2009, successfully allowing Westinghouse to become closer to our Japanese customers," said Shigenori Shiga, interim president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Co. "Continuing in his role as president of the Asia Region, but now with the added and complementary leadership abilities of Mark, will ensure our continued success in capturing growth in the other strategic markets of the Asia Region."