Senior Vice President
Automation and Field Services
Westinghouse Electric Company
David Howell heads Westinghouse Electric Company’s Automation and Field Services organization, where he is responsible for leading product development, design, assembly and testing of advanced Instrumentation and Control (I&C) products for operating and new nuclear power plants and providing executive oversight of outage support activities for operating units. This global organization serves customers through operations in more than a dozen countries.Mr. Howell assumed this role in July 2013.
Mr. Howell’s prior experience includes executive responsibility for both I&C and outage oversight. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Nuclear Automation, and was responsible for the growth of Westinghouse’s I&C business from July 2010 to June 2013. Mr. Howell was also previously vice president of global Field Services, where he had executive oversight of the business which offers complete outage support, advanced products, nuclear power plant component services and training to customers worldwide.
In his 31 years with Westinghouse, he has held engineering and field operations management positions for business lines related to reactor vessel and steam generator inspection and repair for Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) nuclear steam supply systems. Prior to these management positions, Mr. Howell was a lead design engineer for remote reactor repair projects and holds multiple patents for innovative equipment serving this market.
Mr. Howell is a certified Customer 1st Leader (CFL) and a black belt in Six Sigma and Lean processes. He was the Customer 1st deployment director for Westinghouse’s Nuclear Fuel business, with responsibility for driving the implementation of the initiative throughout that business.
Mr. Howell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (USA). He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.