BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) recently announced that John A. Stewart has been named president of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS). The move became effective on July 1.
“John’s impressive history with BWXT and the U.S. Navy make him uniquely suited for this leadership role at NFS,” BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (NOG) President Joel W. Duling said. “NFS is important not only to the company as one of our largest manufacturing sites – it also plays a critical role in our national defense.”
With more than 1,000 full-time employees and contract workers, NFS is committed to manufacturing specialty nuclear materials for the U.S. Navy and other customers while protecting its workers, the public and the environment. NFS is the sole provider of nuclear fuel for the U.S. Navy and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NOG.
Since 2012, Stewart has served as president and general manager of BWSR, LLC, a BWXT joint venture performing decommissioning and demolition and supporting nuclear operations at Naval Nuclear Laboratory sites in Idaho, Pennsylvania and New York. Prior to managing BWSR, he was chief of nuclear safety operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
Stewart spent 25 years in the U.S. Navy, serving as a staff engineer at the Naval Reactors headquarters in Washington, D.C. and commanding officer of the Ohio-class submarine USS Tennessee before being promoted to deputy commander of Submarine Squadron Sixteen/Twenty and commanding officer of the Trident Refit Facility at Kings Bay, Georgia.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and master’s degrees in engineering management and national resources management from the Catholic University of America and Industrial College of the Armed Forces, respectively.