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Westinghouse Announces New President of Westinghouse Government Services

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that Paul Longsworth has been appointed president of Westinghouse Government Services (WGS). Longsworth joined WGS in June 2021, bringing more than 35 years of experience in nuclear energy, national security and environmental industries. Previously, he served as Vice President, Secure Services at Flour, and was the Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of Energy. He takes over the business following the retirement of Bob Cochran.

“Westinghouse has a strong record of leadership and support for the government for decades, and we look forward to building on this with Paul’s experience and strategic vision,” said Sam Shakir, President of Environmental Services at Westinghouse. “Paul’s deep understanding of the government market segments will strengthen our ability to deliver best-in-class technologies and excellence in nuclear operations to accelerate environmental cleanup, deploy innovative reactor and fuel technologies, and serve the critical supply chain needs of our government customers.”

Westinghouse Government Services, LLC (WGS) is a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC. WGS delivers the company’s nuclear technologies and services for government programs, globally. The range of services and capabilities incorporate manufacturing of nuclear grade components and materials, operations of nuclear material processes and associated technologies, deactivation and decommissioning nuclear facilities and assets, treatment, management and disposition of nuclear materials, and delivery of advanced reactor technology.

Paul will lead a world class team of experts that deliver projects in the United States that support the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Defense and the Canadian National Laboratory.

“We thank Bob for his significant contributions he has made to Westinghouse through his relentless energy and dedication to the company,” said Shakir.

Westinghouse Electric Company is shaping the future of carbon-free energy by providing safe, innovative nuclear technologies to utilities globally. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 and the company’s technology is the basis for nearly one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants. For over 130 years, innovation makes Westinghouse the preferred partner for technologies covering the complete nuclear energy life cycle. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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