Westinghouse CEO to join Nuclear AMRC

MIKE Tynan, currently chief executive of Westinghouse UK, is to take the top spot at the Nuclear AMRC.

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Centre said Mr Tynan’s appointment as chief executive comes at a crucial time for the centre and the UK nuclear industry, following the Government’s recent publication of the Nuclear Industrial Strategy.

This set out a commitment to long-term collaboration between government, industry and academia to grow the UK’s global market share in the nuclear sector and create sustainable jobs in new build, operations, maintenance and decommissioning.

Based at the University of Sheffield with support from The University of Manchester, the Nuclear AMRC combines industry expertise and university innovation to help manufacturers improve capabilities and performance.

Mr Tynan will ensure that the centre provides real value to manufacturers and helps them secure work in the UK and worldwide.

He said: “I am delighted and extremely proud to be joining the team at the University of Sheffield and the Nuclear AMRC. The university is a pioneer of advanced manufacturing and programme director Professor Keith Ridgway has done an outstanding job of positioning the Nuclear AMRC to support the UK nuclear industry. I am looking forward to working with Professor Ridgway and the team at the Nuclear AMRC to help them build on their tremendous work to date.”

As chief executive for Westinghouse UK, Mr Tynan led the integration of Westinghouse business interests for new nuclear plant, fuel and services in the UK.

He also led the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) effort for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor, and has been part of the Westinghouse European, Middle East and Africa regional executive for the past three years.

Mr Tynan joined Westinghouse in 2005, having previously held senior positions at a number of UK nuclear sites, including Sellafield.

He will take up the position at the Nuclear AMRC in the summer.