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William E. Russell

Chief Technology Officer 

BWX Technologies, Inc.

William E. Russell is the chief technology officer for BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT).

Prior to being appointed to this position in 2017, Mr. Russell served in multiple areas of the Company, including research and development for medical isotopes, advanced reactor design and small modular reactor fuel method development.

Before joining BWXT in 2011, Mr. Russell spent 16 years at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH). While at GEH, he held various positions of increased responsibility in technology development, including isotope technology leader, laser enrichment technology leader, ESBWR design leader and new product introduction leader.

Mr. Russell is a named inventor on 75 U.S. patents and patent applications in the fields of nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and mathematics. He is an accomplished inventor and throughout his career he has accumulated company awards for product innovation, intellectual property, customer impact, engineering, new product introduction and technical contributions.

Mr. Russell graduated with magna cum laude honors from North Carolina State University, holding a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering.