Westinghouse Appoints Yves Brachet as President, EMEA Region
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the appointment of Yves Brachet to the position of president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region, effective November 1, 2011.
In his new position, Mr. Brachet will be responsible for building customer relationships, developing business plans, capturing new markets, and successfully executing existing and new projects in the EMEA Region. He comes to the EMEA president position from his most recent role as vice president and managing director – France, Benelux, Republic of South Africa.
“Yves’ customer focus and knowledge of the European nuclear market and the global Westinghouse product lines, together with his connections in Africa, will be valuable assets to Westinghouse as we continue to pursue new business in the EMEA Region,” said Aris Candris, president and CEO of Westinghouse. “Only last month, Yves was instrumental in successfully negotiating an important order from EDF for 12 replacement steam generators for the French nuclear fleet, and I look to him to utilize his insightful knowledge of the nuclear market in Europe, Middle East and Africa to gain additional market share across the region.”
Mr. Brachet is a well-regarded business leader in Europe. Prior to his vice president and managing director role, he led the development of the Westinghouse business in France as regional vice president, France, where he and his team significantly grew the volume of our fuel, services and components business.
Mr. Brachet will be located at the EMEA regional headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and will work with outgoing EMEA President Anders Jackson over the coming weeks to transition into his new role.
Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world’s pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.
SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company