Pioneer in Carbon-Free Energy Appoints President of Americas Operating Plant Services
Cranberry Township, PA – Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that Pamela Cowan has been appointed president of Americas operating plant services unit (AOPS). Ms. Cowan has been in the commercial nuclear industry for over 30 years, most recently as senior vice president of Holtec International and Chief Operating Officer of Holtec Decommissioning International. She takes over the business on September 21, following the retirement of the current president, David Howell.
“With many new innovations in the commercial nuclear space, and our transformation under way, Westinghouse has a tremendous opportunity to even better serve our clients in the Americas”, said Patrick Fragman, Westinghouse President and Chief Executive Officer. As the former head of Holtec Decommissioning International, Pam brings broad technical and operational experience with utilities and in several areas of the commercial nuclear industry. She is a talented industry executive who will be instrumental in helping our clients and their communities in their mission for reliable carbon free energy,” said Fragman. “She understands the unique needs of our customers, and we welcome her back to the Westinghouse family.”
Pam will be responsible for leading the full business, from business development to delivery, for the nuclear operating plant customers across North and South America. She will lead the transformational growth and introduction of innovative technologies that will power nuclear operations for decades to come. She received her bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s in engineering management from Drexel University. She began her professional career at Westinghouse as a nuclear engineer specializing in transient analysis of Pressured Water Reactors. She is a licensed Senior Nuclear Reactor Operator.
After a long and flourishing career at Westinghouse, David Howell has announced his retirement. “David has devoted four decades of his knowledge and leadership to several areas of the company. “I am very grateful for his expertise, commitment, and all he has delivered on behalf of the company and our employees during his spectacular career.”