Nuclear plant developer Westinghouse’s chief executive, Mike Tynan, has been appointed chief executive of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre by Sheffield University.
Mr Tynan joined Westinghouse in 2005, having previously held senior positions at a number of UK nuclear sites, including Sellafield.
He led the integration of Westinghouse nuclear plant, fuel and services businesses in the UK and the group’s drive to gain government approval for the design of its AP1000 reactor.
He has also been part of the Westinghouse European, Middle East and Africa regional executive for the past three years.
Professor Keith Ridgway, programme director for the Nuclear AMRC, which is based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mike to the Nuclear AMRC.”
Mr Tynan’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the Nuclear AMRC and the UK nuclear industry, following the Government’s publication of the Nuclear Industrial Strategy and has been welcomed by Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon.
Mr Fallon said: “Mike Tynan has a huge amount of experience in the nuclear industry and brings a real depth of knowledge to the role.
The Government’s Nuclear Industrial Strategy includes a commitment to long-term collaboration between government, industry and academia to grow the UK’s global market share in the nuclear sector, and create sustainable jobs in new build, operations, maintenance and decommissioning.
The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) combines industry expertise and university innovation.
Since the Nuclear AMRC was set up in 2009, more than 40 companies have joined as members.