Source: Business Wire | June 7, 2017
In the latest action to accelerate its return to the government services marketplace, Westinghouse Electric Company announced today the opening of a new Washington, D.C., area office that serves as headquarters for its Westinghouse Government Services LLC business. Industry and government officials joined Westinghouse in marking the establishment of the office at a June 6 open house hosted by the company.
“We are renewing Westinghouse’s decades-long legacy of supporting vital U.S. government operations, and we are pleased to re-establish our presence in Washington with a highly qualified team to assist federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in achieving their strategic priorities,” said David Durham, Westinghouse senior vice president, New Projects Business.
Westinghouse Government Services will support U.S. government needs by applying the company’s advanced technologies and capabilities in nuclear operations and decommissioning, and in engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM). It is currently a partner in managing operations of the DOE depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities in Ohio and Kentucky, and is involved in teaming relationships to bid several multibillion-dollar DOE site operations and decommissioning contracts.
The Westinghouse Government Services team includes experienced leaders Cathy Hickey, who serves as president, and Jon Greenert and Bob Cochran, who serve as members of its board of directors. Durham and Hickey also serve as board members; Greenert is the board’s chairman.
Hickey joined Westinghouse Government Services from CH2M, where she served as vice president of Business Development and manager of Reindustrialization at the East Tennessee Technology Park. She was responsible for developing and managing strategic business pursuits, with a primary focus on opportunities with the DOE Office of Environmental Management. Hickey also supported DOE in leasing and transferring non-mission-essential assets from the former gaseous diffusion plant in Oak Ridge to the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET) and continues to serve as the current chairwoman of the CROET Board of Directors.
Her previous positions included leading multiple proposal and capture efforts for environmental management, nuclear decommissioning and national security projects in the United States and United Kingdom valued in the tens of billions of dollars. She also served in project leadership roles for site management contractors at various DOE sites, including the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and East Tennessee Technology Park. She has extensive experience in community and stakeholder involvement, and served on multiple boards for DOE prime contractors.
Greenert served as chief of Naval Operations, the most senior officer in the U.S. Navy, prior to his retirement in October 2015. He is a Naval Academy graduate who began his 40-year Navy career in the nuclear submarine force, serving on five submarines. Greenert’s major command assignments before becoming chief of Naval Operations included the USS Honolulu, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas, Submarine Squadron 11, U.S. Seventh Fleet (Japan), U.S. Fleet Forces and vice chief of Naval Operations. He was appointed in April 2016 to the board of BAE Systems Inc.
Cochran has served as president of Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group Inc. Other previous leadership roles included president and chief executive officer of MAGma LLC, senior vice president of Tyco Infrastructure and president of Kaiser Group International. In addition, Cochran has served on multiple boards for DOE, Department of Defense and NASA prime contractors, and currently serves as consultant to a small business that works across the DOE complex.