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BWX Technologies names new CEO

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Rex Geveden

Lynchburg-based  BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT) announced on Wednesday that Chief Operating Officer Rex D. Geveden will become president and CEO on Jan. 1.

Geveden, 55, also will join the BWXT board of directors.

He will replace Peyton S. “Sandy” Baker, 69, who plans to retire on May 31. After Dec. 31, Baker will become a special adviser until his retirement.

In addition to offering strategic advice, Baker is expected to oversee the integration of the company’s anticipated Canada acquisition and safety and security activities at nuclear facilities.

As CEO, Geveden will lead the more than $1.4 billion business with six major North American sites that include some 3 million square feet of manufacturing and engineering operations.

Geveden joined BWXT as COO in 2015. Previously, he was executive vice president at Teledyne Technologies, leading two of the four of its operating segments.

He spent 17 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including service as the agency’s COO.

Geveden holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Murray State University.

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