Charles W. Pryor
President and Chief Executive Officer Westinghouse Electric Company.
Charles W. Pryor, Jr. became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Westinghouse Electric Company in November 1997. In this position, he is responsible for all of Westinghouse's worldwide operations. Dr. Pryor joined Westinghouse as president of the Energy Systems Business Unit in March, 1997.
Prior to joining Westinghouse, Dr. Pryor owned and operated a successful management consulting firm in Lynchburg, VA. The majority of his career, however, was spent within the nuclear power operations of Babcock & Wilcox, where he served as president and chief executive officer of the B&W Nuclear Service Company and as chairman of the board of the B&W Nuclear Fuel Company.
From 1991 through 1995, following the acquisition of B&W by Framatome, S.A., of France, he was president and chief executive officer of B&W Nuclear Technologies.
During his 23 years with B&W, Dr. Pryor also held a number of technical and managerial assignments in which he was involved directly in the design and manufacture of nuclear plant systems, equipment, components, and fuel.
Dr. Pryor began his industrial career with McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, MO. As a senior engineer there, he was involved in the development of a number of advanced technologies, including a boron-epoxy wing structure of the F-15 Air Superiority Fighter.
In 1991, President Francois Mitterand of the Republic of France presented Dr. Pryor with the distinguished "Chevalier de l'Ordre National due Merite" for developing cooperative business relationship between the Untied States and France. He was Named Virginia's Outstanding Industrialist of the Year in 1993.
A native of Lynchburg, VA, Dr. Pryor is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering. He also holds an Executive M.B.A. from Northeastern University.
Dr. Charles W. Pryor
President and Chief Executive, Westinghouse Electric Co.