Areva Inc. appointed Craig Ranson as senior vice president of the Installed Base Services unit in North America.
Ranson will lead Areva’s continued development and delivery of innovative outage services, component upgrades, and engineering solutions for U.S. nuclear power plants. Ranson succeeds George Beam, who is retiring at the end of 2016. Beam has been with Areva for 33 years, 22 of those leading the services organization.
Ranson started with Areva in 1991 as an intern, which led him to the services organization in 1992 with the steam generators and non-destructive examination (NDE) businesses. Ranson left in 1997 and returned in 2001 to what had become Areva Nuclear Services, performing operations and engineering work in the Outage and NDE Services group. In 2010, he was appointed Vice President of Areva NDE Solutions and later as Vice President of Component Repair and Replacement Services. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Operations Officer for Areva Inc., and later served as interim Chief Commercial Officer before officially accepting the role in March 2016.
Ranson holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University, and is a graduate of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ (INPO) Senior Nuclear Plant Management course (class 109).
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