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Exelon Corp. has named William Von Hoene Jr. senior vice president and general counsel, effective immediately. He joined the company in 2002 as deputy general counsel, litigation, and has served as acting general counsel for the past year.

Scott Gobble is Southern California Edison’s new public affairs region manager for Long Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance and Santa Catalina Island. Marissa Castro-Salvati will take over his former role as public affairs region manager for several cities in the South Bay. She previously was an SCE local government and community liaison.

Aon Corp. has named Michael Rice chairman of Aon Risk Service Americas. Rice, a 40-year veteran of Aon and its predecessor, formerly was chairman and CEO. The new CEO is Steve McGill, who also is CEO of Aon’s Global Large Corporate business. He has been with the company since May 2005.

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co. has named Glenn Steiger general manager, effective Feb. 27.

Christopher Wagner has been appointed senior vice president of sales and marketing for MDS Nordion. He joins the company from Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt.

The Shaw Group Inc. announced that Jean Deseilligny has joined Shaw’s energy and chemicals division as president of the process group, within the Shaw Stone & Webster unit.

BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT) has named Dan Swaim general manager of DOE’s Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. Swaim previously served as acting general manager. In his new role, he will continue to oversee operations at the Pantex Plant, which maintains the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. BWXT has managed the site since 2001.

Two new division directors have been named at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Jim Rushton will head the nuclear science and technology division, while Steve Zinkle will head the metals and ceramics division. Rushton has been acting director of his division and joined ORNL in 1974.Zinkle, who succeeds Everett Bloom, has led his division’s nuclear materials science and technology group and previously managed the laboratory’s fusion materials program. He has been with ORNL since 1985.

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