LYNCHBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that Jan A. Bertsch has been elected as its new chair of the board of directors, effective May 3, 2022, succeeding retiring board chairman John A. Fees.
Bertsch has served as an independent director of BWXT since 2013, and she was most recently the chair of its audit and finance committee and a member of the compensation committee. She also serves on the board of directors of Meritor and its audit and governance committees, as well as the board of directors of Regal Rexnord and its audit and compensation committees.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Jan’s caliber assume this important leadership position for our company,” said Rex Geveden, BWXT’s president and chief executive officer. “Jan’s tenure on our board goes back to before the spinoff of our power generation business in 2015, and her deep engagement on our board makes her an ideal fit for this new role.”
In Bertsch’s distinguished career, she served as the chief financial officer and senior vice president of Owens-Illinois and executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sigma-Aldrich. Earlier she worked in executive positions of increasing responsibility at BorgWarner, Chrysler, Visteon and Ford.
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