Christopher M. Crane and Yuriy O. Nedashkovsky have joined the WANO Governing Board, bringing more than 60 years of combined operating experience and global leadership in nuclear safety.
The new governors were both elected at the recent governing board meeting in Budapest.
Mr. Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, was elected as a WANO Atlanta Centre representative during the Governing Board's recent meeting in Budapest.
Mr. Nedashkovsky, President of SE NNEGC "Energoatom", which operates all of the running nuclear power plants in the Ukraine, joins the WANO Governing Board as a Moscow Centre representative.
Mr. Crane oversees Exelon, which is a family of companies with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned generating capacity and America's largest fleet of nuclear power plants. He first joined Exelon (then ComEd) in 1998, was named Exelon's Chief Nuclear Officer in 2004 and President of Exelon Generation in 2008. He has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Exelon Corporation. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Crane worked as Browns Ferry Site Vice President for Tennessee Valley Authority and in new plant start-up at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Texas and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona.
Mr. Nedashkovskiy was re-appointed as President of SE NNEGC Energoatom in March 2014. He began his career in nuclear energy at the Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant in 1983, working his way from lineman of border equipment to become the Station's Director General. He was first named President of SE NNEGC Energoatom in 2000 and has held a variety of senior positions during his career, including Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy.