Westinghouse Electric Company
Mr. Allen is president of Asia for Westinghouse responsible for integrating the company products and services capabilities, and executing business for the benefit of our customers across the region. As the one face of Westinghouse there he interfaces with our customers, partners, suppliers and principal shareholder enabling timely, local decision making for matters strategic to these stakeholders. He was appointed to this position in October 2010.
In July 2009 Mr. Allen was appointed President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Japan KK (WEJ), responsible for growing Westinghouse’s presence and expanding its businesses in Japan. Concurrent with this role, on July 1, 2010, Mr. Allen was appointed Chairman, Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. (NFI), the sole Japan producer of both PWR and BWR nuclear fuel and related services. Westinghouse acquired 52% ownership of NFI in May 2009.
From May 2005 through June 2009, Mr. Allen was senior vice president, Operational Excellence, responsible for Customer 1st, the Westinghouse behavioral and operational change initiative focused on customer-centric continuous improvement in company operations.
Prior to the Customer 1st assignment, Mr. Allen was senior vice president, Nuclear Power Plants. He was responsible for the new plant business, satisfying valued customers in Korea and Japan. He assumed this position in December 2003.
From March 2001 through December 2003 Mr. Allen was head of operations, MOX (Mixed Oxide fuel), for the BNFL Sellafield facility in the United Kingdom. In this position, Mr. Allen helped commission and expand operations by providing valuable manufacturing expertise.
In his career, Mr. Allen held key manufacturing and operations roles in Westinghouse including vice president of U.S. Manufacturing responsible for manufacturing operations of all the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel plants in the United States and plant manager for the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility. He held management positions in engineering, materials, manufacturing, welding engineering and technical services.
Mr. Allen has over 43 years of Westinghouse experience in the nuclear field. He has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
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