Off this morning's wire:
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) ("McDermott" or the "Company") announced today a strategic realignment of its businesses operating within the power industry. Effective January 1, 2007, the Company will consolidate its BWX Technologies, Inc. subsidiary ("BWXT") and The Babcock & Wilcox Company subsidiary ("B&W"), into a single entity operating as The Babcock & Wilcox Companies ("BWC").Technorati tags: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power, Energy, Technology, Electricity, Environment, BWX Technologies, Babcock&Wilcox
Through BWC, all of McDermott's nuclear and fossil power products and service offerings will be positioned to best fulfill the changing requirements of the Company's power customers, both commercial and governmental. "Leveraging our power offerings, talented employee base and industry expertise from both organizations will benefit our customers, work force, and shareholders," said Bruce W. Wilkinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott.
The Babcock & Wilcox Companies will be under the direct leadership of John A. Fees, who has been named Chief Executive Officer of BWC. Fees, age 49, will continue to report to Bruce Wilkinson in this new role. John Fees is a 27-year McDermott veteran who most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of BWXT, a position held since January 2003. During a career of increasing responsibility, John Fees also previously served as President of both BWXT Services, Inc. and the Diamond Power Division, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B&W. David L. Keller will continue to lead McDermott's power generation activities and beginning on January 1, 2007 will report to Fees. BWC will appoint leadership positions within the new organization as it approaches the effective date.