Westinghouse Electric names CEO

Westinghouse Electric Co. on Sept. 26 said it has appointed Danny Roderick as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Roderick succeeds Shigenori Shiga, who had served as interim president and CEO since April. Shiga will retain his role as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Roderick most recently served as senior vice president, nuclear plant projects, for GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Prior to that, he served in a variety of increasingly responsible positions with Progress Energy Florida and Progress Energy Carolinas. Before joining Progress, he spent 13 years in plant operations and engineering with Entergy Nuclear.

Westinghouse Electric is a group company of Toshiba Corp.