Rex D. Geveden
President and Chief Executive Officer
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Rex Geveden is President and Chief Executive Officer for BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT). A billion dollar company headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT manufactures specialty components for the U.S. Department of Defense as well as manages and operates complex, high-consequence nuclear and non-nuclear operations for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Energy, Office of Environmental Management and other federal agencies. BWXT supports the commercial nuclear industry with heavy component manufacturing, inspection and repair services, and development of the mPowerTM small modular reactor.
As President, Mr. Geveden leads the more than $1.4 billion business overseeing its six major North American sites, comprising three-million square feet of manufacturing and engineering operations providing products and services to government and commercial nuclear customers. In addition to directing the business operations, he oversees the company's strategic plan and execution, and its leadership succession plan and implementation.
Mr. Geveden joined BWXT in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, he was responsible for execution of all of BWXT’s government and commercial nuclear operations in the U.S. and Canada. This included the Company’s four business units: Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy and mPowerTM.
Prior to his tenure at BWXT, he was Executive Vice President at Teledyne Technologies, where he led two of Teledyne’s four operating segments. Concurrently, he was President of Teledyne DALSA, Inc., a global commercial digital imaging and semiconductor products corporation. He spent a total of eight years at Teledyne Technologies Incorporated in increasing levels of responsibility, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne Scientific and Imaging and President of Teledyne Brown Engineering.
Prior to that, he spent 17 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including service as the agency’s COO responsible for a $16 billion portfolio of work that encompassed the agency’s technical operations of science, aeronautics, space operations and exploration as well as oversight of NASA’s ten field centers. Mr. Geveden holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Murray State University.