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BWXT Names Gary Darter General Manager of Mount Vernon Facility

03 November 2015

MOUNT VERNON, Indiana – November 3, 2015) – BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that Gary Darter has been named General Manager at BWXT Nuclear Operations Group's Mt. Vernon facility, effective in November.

Darter is replacing Michael Keene, who will be moving to another leadership role within the company. Keene had served as General Manager of the BWXT Mount Vernon facility since 2000, and has served BWXT in a number of other key positions over the past 35 years. 

Darter’s 31-year BWXT career includes serving in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Engineer, Engineering Unit and Section Manager, and Senior Program Manager at the company’s Lynchburg, Va. facility. For the last six years, he was Director, Program Management / Contract Services Department at BWXT subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. in Erwin, Tenn. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 

“Gary’s combination of technical and leadership skills plus proven track record in terms of cost and schedule and dedication to workplace safety make him an ideal candidate to assume the General Manager role of this very important facility,” said Joe Henry, President and Chief Operating Officer, BWXT Nuclear Operations Group. “I am confident that Gary and the nearly 200 highly skilled professionals we have working to support national security at our Mount Vernon facility will continue the site’s excellent safety performance and ongoing focus on quality, schedule, cost and productivity.” 

“While we welcome Gary to his new role, we also want to recognize Mike’s contributions to our company and the Mount Vernon community. We wish him all the best in his new assignment.” 

BWXT’s Mount Vernon site manufactures heavy components for naval nuclear reactors used in submarines and aircraft carriers. 

About BWXT

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, Va.; Erwin, Tenn.; Mount Vernon, Ind.; Euclid, Ohio; Barberton, Ohio; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at  www.bwxt.com. 


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