John A. Fees
Executive Chairman of BWX Technologies, Inc.
John A. Fees is the Executive Chairman of BWX Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Fees served as Chairman of the Company since 2010, following its spin-off from McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR). Mr. Fees was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MDR, a leading engineering and construction company with a focus on energy, from October 2008 until July 2010, at which time he retired from the company with 31 years of service. Mr. Fees held various leadership roles at MDR during his career, including CEO of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (BWC) subsidiary; Chief Operating Officer of BWX Technologies (BWXT); President & General Manager of BWXT Services; and President and General Manager of Diamond Power International. While CEO of MDR, Mr. Fees led the company and Board through the process of the BWC dividend, and established MDR and BWC as two independent public companies. In 2015, Mr. Fees led the BWC Board through the spin out of its power generation business to create BWXT.
Mr. Fees has broad experience in international markets concerning operations, engineering projects, energy and product development. He has served on the Boards of the National Association of Manufacturers, Nuclear Energy Institute, and the National Petroleum Council, along with numerous community organizations where Mr. Fees lived and the company conducted business. Mr. Fees also is a member of the Board of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP), a global infrastructure investment and development company. Mr. Fees holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (BSIE) from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in Engineering Administration (MEA) from the George Washington University. John A. Fees is the Executive Chairman of BWX Technologies, Inc.