Patrick Fragman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Electric Company, a position he assumed in August 2019. Mr. Fragman brings more than 30 years of global power and energy services experience to Westinghouse.
Before becoming CEO, Mr. Fragman led transformation initiatives at ABB, a global technology leader in digital industries including electrification, industrial automation, motion, robotics and discrete automation, and power grids. As Senior Vice President of ABB’s Grid Integration Business, Mr. Fragman was responsible for an industry-leading portfolio that delivered leading power transmission systems, services, and software solutions globally.
Prior to joining ABB, Mr. Fragman spent 15 years at Alstom, a multinational leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. While there, he held a series of significant leadership positions in Canada, China, France, and the United States, leading teams, developing project portfolios and businesses on a regional and global scale.
Mr. Fragman has been in the energy and more specifically nuclear industry throughout his career, including various industrial and energy-focused roles within the French Government where he served as Industrial, Energy and Nuclear Safety Advisor to the Minister of Environment & Land Planning. He was also a member of the board of the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) from 2013 to 2015, and the representative of the French State in the Board of Elf Aquitaine Production from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Fragman received an engineering degree from École des Mines de Paris, where he was also part of the Corps des Mines, France’s foremost technical grand corps.
Jon Ball is President, eVinci™ Microreactor at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he leads Westinghouse’s standalone, global business for our innovative microreactor technology, with a focus on advanced design, commercialization, manufacturing and deployment.
Mr. Ball brings to this role more than 30 years of nuclear energy leadership with extensive experience driving business transformation and growth, and leading global operations and P&Ls, major projects, complex supply chains, manufacturing, quality, field services and product management.
Most recently, Mr. Ball served in a series of executive roles at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, including Executive Vice President of Market Development, and Executive Vice President of Advanced Nuclear, in which he led the development and commercial adoption of small modular reactor technology, as well as a partnership to deploy a sodium cooled fast reactor. Previously, he also led Global Supply Chain and held several positions in the nuclear fuels and services business.
Mr. Ball started his professional career at Westinghouse as a project manager and then laboratory supervisor at the Hanford site in southeastern Washington.
Mr. Ball holds his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University and The Pennsylvania State University, respectively, and has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives.
Jacques Besnainou is Executive Vice President, Global Markets at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he is the Chief Commercial Officer and leads the company’s global commercial strategy to deliver integrated enterprise-wide solutions and deepen customer relationships. He joined Westinghouse and was appointed to this role in June 2022.
Mr. Besnainou has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear and energy industries and has held executive leadership roles in France and the United States. At AREVA Group, he led the Back-End Business Group and the growth of the North American business. Previously, he successfully developed and sold Ecobilan, an innovative start-up, specializing in life cycle analysis. More recently, Mr. Besnainou was President of Kurion, Inc., and provided executive consulting and strategic counsel across the energy and nuclear industries.
Mr. Besnainou holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and engineering from École Polytechnique, along with a master’s in engineering and public policy from École des Mines de Paris, both in France.
Tarik Choho is President of Nuclear Fuel at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he leads the development and delivery of Westinghouse’s comprehensive nuclear fuel portfolio and services for PWRs, BWRs, AGRs and VVERs around the globe.
Mr. Choho joined Westinghouse in 2019 as President, EMEA Operating Plant Services, where he led sales and delivery for the region’s core business for nuclear operating plant customers.
Previously, Mr. Choho was the Chief Commercial Officer of AREVA Group and led the company’s global marketing and business development activities, as well as their EMEA business. He also held a series of global technical and leadership positions within AREVA’s fuel recycling, nuclear material transportation and storage, fuel engineering and sales, mining and enrichment businesses.
Following his tenure at AREVA, Mr. Choho became a Managing Director and member of the management board of OCP Group, a world leader in phosphate-based fertilizers. While at OCP, Mr. Choho led the company’s commercial, strategy and development of group activities worldwide.
Mr. Choho is a graduate engineer in process engineering from École Polytechnique de Paris and in mechanical engineering from École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA). He holds a master’s degree in mathematics and automatics from Université Paris Dauphine as well as an executive business management degree from INSEAD.
Shravan Chopra is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President, Finance & Strategy at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he is responsible for Westinghouse’s global finance, strategy, and M&A operations, and is focused on further strengthening the company’s financial health to help position the company for continued strategic transformation and growth.
Mr. Chopra joined Westinghouse in 2019 as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Treasury and has played a key role in enhancing the reporting and business analysis. He was also instrumental in leading numerous capital market and enterprise-level transactions. Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Chopra worked at Exelon Corporation for 18 years and held multiple roles in finance of increasing responsibility. Just prior to leaving Exelon, he was senior vice president finance and treasurer and was responsible for financial reporting, business planning, shared service finances and ensuring adequate liquidity for the company and its subsidiaries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chopra led Exelon’s M&A function, where he executed on multiple transactions ranging in size from $20 billion to $100 million.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Delhi and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University. Mr. Chopra is also a chartered accountant.
Margaret Cosentino is Executive Vice President, Public Affairs at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, she is responsible for Westinghouse’s strategic approach to global government relations, public policy, communications, brand reputation, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
Ms. Cosentino brings 20 years of experience in global government affairs, international business development and strategy for aerospace, defense and industrial companies. Most recently, Ms. Cosentino was Corporate Director for Policy at Northrop Grumman where she led the execution of the company’s public policy and regulatory portfolios. Ms. Cosentino was previously Vice President, Global Government Affairs for Arconic where she was responsible for advancing the company’s public affairs interests across its international operations and leading its defense business. She has held senior roles at The Cohen Group, a strategic global consultancy, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a leading bi-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Cosentino earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) and a master’s in international economics and strategic studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
David Durham is President, Energy Systems at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he leads the global business for Westinghouse AP1000® reactors, small modular reactors and micro reactors, as well as advanced reactor development and other non-nuclear energy systems.
Mr. Durham joined Westinghouse in 2015, as Senior Vice President, New Projects Business, and President of WECTEC LLC, a wholly-owned Westinghouse subsidiary that provides engineering and construction support services to AP1000 plant projects in China and the U.S., as well as government services and contingency staffing services. He assumed responsibility for Westinghouse’s AP1000 plant projects and Decommissioning business lines early in 2017, serving as President, Plant Solutions Business.
Prior to Westinghouse, Mr. Durham was Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Previously, he was Vice President of Fluor Corporation, leading commercial activities for the company’s global nuclear power and government businesses.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Durham served in the administration of U.S. President George H.W. Bush, overseeing the creation and operations of the defense nuclear facilities decommissioning and cleanup program for Energy Secretary James Watkins, as well as federal facilities enforcement for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Bill Reilly.
Mr. Durham holds bachelor’s degrees in foreign affairs and history from Assumption College and a Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University National Law Center.
Gavin Liu is President of the Asia Markets at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he fosters strategic relationships with our customers throughout Asia in support of our global businesses. Prior to this role, he was the President of Asia Operating Plant Services business unit where he successfully led business development, sales and delivery for the existing nuclear operating plant customers across Asia.
Previously, Mr. Liu was the Senior Vice President of ABB Group, responsible for the Power System Division in China and the North Asia Region. He joined Westinghouse as part of the ABB CE acquisition in 2000 where he built relationships with customers in China to secure the contracts for the first four AP1000® nuclear power plant units as Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Region’s China sub-region.
Mr. Liu brings more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry and began his career in the China Ministry of Electric Power.
Mr. Liu graduated from Tsinghua University with a degree in Thermal Engineering and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Peking University.
Ann Miller is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, she leads the company’s global human resources strategy and operations; talent management; diversity, equity & inclusion; and compensation and benefits.
Ms. Miller brings to this role more than 25 years of experience in human resources leadership with large-scale, global enterprises and Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Westinghouse in 2023, she served as senior vice president and CHRO of CoolSys, LLC. Her previous leadership roles include positions of increasing responsibility at Voyant Beauty, Optimas OE Solutions, Dover Corporation and General Electric.
Ms. Miller received her bachelor’s degree in business management from David N. Myers University and a Master of Business Administration from Tiffin University.
Pavan Pattada is Executive Vice President, Global Operations Services at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he oversees global supply chain, global engineering, manufacturing, and other technical capabilities that provide support to the business units.
Mr. Pattada joined Westinghouse in January 2019 following more than 15 years in increasingly responsible executive roles at Eaton Corporation. Throughout his career at Eaton, he served in global leadership roles with oversight of global supply chain management, transformation strategy and operations efficiency in manufacturing. Prior to Eaton, Mr. Pattada was a Manager at the operations and strategy practice of Deloitte Consulting.
Mr. Pattada holds a bachelor’s degree from L.B.S. College of Advanced Maritime Studies in Mumbai, India, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University.
Jill Redmon is Executive Vice President, Quality, Environment, Health & Safety at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, she leads Westinghouse’s total commitment to safety including the company’s nuclear safety, industrial safety, and quality assurance programs.
Prior to joining Westinghouse in January 2020, Ms. Redmon was Global Vice President – Seating Quality at Lear Corporation in the automotive manufacturing industry. In her role, she implemented global quality, warranty and safety initiatives, and provided the strategic direction and the operational leadership for global quality for the Fortune 500 company.
Ms. Redmon began her career at Ford Motor Company, later transitioning to Visteon Corporation. Throughout her career she has held a series of North American and global quality, health and safety leadership, and supply chain quality positions of increasing seniority. While at MANN+HUMMEL Gmbh, Ms. Redmon was a member of the Management Board Extended Committee and Group Vice President, Global Quality, Health, Safety and Environment where she led the global quality and health, safety and environment strategy and initiatives. Her previous experience includes roles at Ecolab Inc. and BorgWarner Inc., during which time she focused on supply chain quality development and supplier quality assurance.
Ms. Redmon earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
As Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse, Lou Martinez Sancho leads the company’s global research and development portfolio and advances the company’s innovative product and services technology strategy.
Martinez Sancho brings more than 20 years of experience to this role – having worked in senior leadership positions in the energy, biotech, automotive and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. Most recently, Martinez Sancho was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Kairos Power, with additional oversight of the Supply & Procurement and Marketing & Communications teams. Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Spie Batignolles and Vice President of Global Innovation at Framatome.
Martinez Sancho graduated from Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain, and obtained Master of Science degrees in Physiology and Biomechanics from Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI University, as well as in Human Factors from René Descartes-Paris V University in France. Martinez Sancho is also Master Black Belt Lean Six Sigma certified by The Ohio State University in the U.S.
Dan Sumner is President, Operating Plant Services at Westinghouse Electric Company. In this role, he leads the development and delivery of state-of-the-art solutions for the global fleet of operating nuclear fleet through growth across our outage & maintenance services, engineered systems & solutions, parts businesses.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Sumner served as Westinghouse’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Finance & Strategy since 2017 and was instrumental in the strategic repositioning of the company.
Mr. Sumner joined Westinghouse in 2010. Since then, he held key financial, strategic and transformational leadership roles such as Vice President of Finance, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, and Director of Corporate Audit.
Prior to his tenure at Westinghouse, Mr. Sumner worked for Alcoa as a member of the corporate audit staff, focused on assessing and consulting on operational, business, and financial performance across the company’s global operations. Preceding Alcoa, he began his career in the banking industry.
Mr. Sumner holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Grove City College. He also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Additionally, Mr. Sumner has earned executive certificates from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in the areas of leadership, strategic decision making, and risk management.
Michael (Mike) Sweeney leads Westinghouse Electric Company’s Legal and Compliance organization. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all legal and compliance operations of the global business activities. He has served as General Counsel since August 2011.
Mr. Sweeney joined Westinghouse in 2005 as an Assistant General Counsel for Nuclear Services. Beginning in 2006, Mr. Sweeney gained increasing responsibility within the legal organization and in 2010, was named Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.
Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Sweeney was a partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP (formerly Pietragallo, Bosick and Gordon). His primary focus was on corporate and business matters where he counseled companies on various legal matters including financing operations, strategic initiatives and general corporate matters. In addition, from 1989 to 2000, Mr. Sweeney held positions of increasing responsibility in the Law Department of CBS Corporation (formerly Westinghouse Electric Corporation). His primary focus was on Corporate Governance matters, Securities and Exchange Commission filing requirements for public companies as well as acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Sweeney has a bachelor's degree in political science, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Juris Doctor degree all from the University of Pittsburgh.