The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) announced Feb. 29 that Richard Killion, 64, President and COO of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG) will retire effective July 1.
J. Randall (Randy) Data, 46, has been named President and COO of B&W PGG, effective April 1. To help ensure a smooth transition, Killion will serve in an advisory role to B&W PGG beginning April 1 until his retirement. Data most recently was Vice President and General Manager of B&W PGG’s Fossil Power Division.
“I am proud to have served as head of B&W PGG, a leading power generation provider to the global utility and industrial industries,” Killion said. “I have the highest confidence in my successor and in the entire leadership team, and I am pleased that we have a strong strategic plan in place to ensure we continue to provide high-quality products and services to our customers and value to B&W’s shareholders.”
“I want to personally thank Rich for his service and leadership with the company,” said Mary Pat Salomone, Senior Vice President and COO of B&W. “Rich is leaving B&W PGG well positioned to take advantage of the significant market opportunities in front of it and to provide our customers with the high-value-added products and services they have come to expect when working with us.”
B&W PGG designs, manufactures and constructs power generation, environmental and clean energy solutions for utilities and industry around the world. It is headquartered in Barberton, Ohio.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., parent B&W is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor