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Westinghouse Announces Executive Management Appointments


CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westinghouse today announced key changes to its leadership team. This follows the departure of Sam Shakir, President of the Operating Plant Services Business Unit, who decided to pursue opportunities outside of the company.

Effective immediately:

  • Dan Sumner, currently Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is appointed President, Operating Plant Services Business Unit
  • Shravan Chopra, currently Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasurer, is appointed CFO

“As Westinghouse pursues its profitable growth journey across the clean power industry, we continuously strengthen our leadership and leverage the depth of our talent pool,” said Patrick Fragman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse. “Dan and Shravan bring wide-ranging expertise and demonstrated achievements in financial, strategic and transformational activities, which will be key as they lead their new organizations.”

Dan Sumner Appointed President, Operating Plant Services Business Unit

In his new role, Mr. Sumner will be accountable for the development and delivery of state-of-the-art solutions for the global fleet of operating nuclear plants through growth across our engineering services, parts and outage & maintenance services businesses.

Mr. Sumner served as Westinghouse’s CFO and EVP of Global Finance & Strategy since 2017 and has been instrumental in the strategic repositioning of the company. Mr. Sumner joined Westinghouse in 2010 and held key leadership roles in finance, strategy, compliance and risk. Previously, he worked for Alcoa as a member of the corporate audit staff after beginning his career in the banking industry.

Mr. Sumner holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Grove City College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and has earned executive certificates from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.

Shravan Chopra Appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President, Global Finance & Strategy

As CFO and EVP of Global Finance & Strategy, Mr. Chopra is responsible for Westinghouse’s global finance, strategy and M&A operations and is focused on further strengthening the company’s financial health to help position the company for continued strategic transformation and growth.

Mr. Chopra joined Westinghouse in 2019 as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasury and played a key role in numerous enterprise-level transactions. Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Chopra held the combined roles of Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Exelon Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chopra led Exelon’s M&A function.

Mr. Chopra is a certified chartered accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Duke University.

Westinghouse Electric Company is shaping the future of carbon-free energy by providing safe, innovative nuclear and other clean power technologies and services 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. Over 135 years of innovation makes Westinghouse the preferred partner for advanced technologies covering the complete nuclear energy life cycle. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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