José Emeterio Gutiérrez was named president and chief executive officer in June 2017.
Prior to being named to the company's highest leadership role, Mr. Gutiérrez led the Westinghouse global Nuclear Fuel and Components Manufacturing (NF&CM) organization, a product line that provides nuclear fuel, fuel-handling equipment and cranes, large nuclear components and global nuclear supply chain services to a global customer base.
Mr. Gutiérrez, who also had been a member of the Westinghouse Board of Directors, will retain his role on the board as the president and CEO.
Prior to serving as senior vice president of NF&CM, which he assumed in April 2012, Mr. Gutiérrez served as managing director and vice president for Southern Europe in Westinghouse's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region since 2010. In this position he was responsible for operations in Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania, and also was responsible for customer and stakeholder interfaces, Westinghouse legal representation and statutory requirements.
Additionally, Mr. Gutiérrez served as regional vice president of Spain for Westinghouse, as well as Nuclear Services technical director, leading all Westinghouse Services operations in Spain between 2008 and 2010.
Prior to joining Westinghouse, he held fuel leadership positions with ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas S.A. in Spain over a period of 22 years. In his nuclear fuel director role at ENUSA, Mr. Gutiérrez was responsible for leading the Juzbado Manufacturing Plant and had full responsibility before the Spanish Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Overall, he brings more than 25 years of experience in the global nuclear market, including experience in nuclear fuel engineering and fabrication, as well as participation in various GE nuclear fuel development projects in the United States.
He served as chairman of the Spanish Nuclear Society between 2009 and 2011, and has been a member of several European organizations such as Foratom European Atomic Forum and the European Nuclear Society. He also served as dean of the Business School of Westinghouse University, which is designed to prepare the Westinghouse workforce for the future.
Mr. Gutiérrez received a civil engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and is a certified Westinghouse Customer 1st (continuous improvement) Green Belt.