BWX Technologies hires new chief admin officer
L3Harris exec to replace retiring Rick Loving
Lynchburg-based BWX Technologies Inc. has hired Robert “Bob” Duffy as its senior vice president and chief administrative officer, the nuclear components and fuel supplier announced Monday. He starts Aug. 29.
Duffy will take the place of Rick Loving, BWXT’s current chief administrative officer, who announced his retirement after 43 years with the company. Duffy previously was senior vice president and chief human resources and administration officer for aerospace and defense contractor L3Harris Technologies Inc.. From 1998 to 2012, he served in human resources leadership positions with companies such as United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft, UTC Fire & Security, Carrier Global Corp., Hamilton Sundstrand and Pratt & Whitney.
“Bob has an extraordinary track record of leading and building large-scale, complex businesses and will be a superb addition to our senior leadership team,” BWXT President and CEO Rex Geveden said in a statement. “His experience includes human capital development, continuous improvement processes, safety and security, and supply chain management among others. All of these functional areas are crucial for the growth BWXT expects to generate from investments in our core businesses and new nuclear markets.”
Loving will remain on staff through the first quarter to support the transition to Duffy.
Duffy has a master’s degree in management and technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Muhlenberg College. He also completed the executive business program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
BWXT has approximately 6,600 employees across the United States and Canada, as well as joint ventures at more than a dozen Energy Department and NASA facilities.