NB Power CEO Gaëtan Thomas appointed chairman of the Atlanta Centre Governing Board of the World Association of Nuclear Operators
Fredericton, N.B. – The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) announced the appointment of Gaëtan Thomas as the new Chairman of the WANO-Atlanta Centre Regional Governing Board.
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gaëtan Thomas and welcome him to the Atlanta Centre Regional Governing Board and the wider WANO family. Gaëtan brings a wealth of experience and insight to the position, which will be very valuable to the global community of nuclear operators.” said Jacques Regaldo, chairman of WANO.
WANO, which has over 130 members across the globe, is the organization that unites every company and country in the world that operates commercial nuclear power plants. Its goal is to achieve the highest possible standards of nuclear safety and excellence in operational performance. WANO is headquartered in London and, in addition to the Atlanta Centre, which has 38 members, WANO also has regional centres in Moscow, Paris and Tokyo.
“I am honoured to serve as Chairman of the Atlanta Centre and to work with all of our nuclear professionals around the world to continue to improve nuclear safety in our region and to represent our centre with the international organization,” said Mr. Thomas. “NB Power’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station has long been a WANO member and has benefited greatly from this professional association.”
Mr. Thomas has served as Chief Executive Officer of NB Power since February 2010. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of New Brunswick. A lifelong employee of the utility, Mr. Thomas has worked in all aspects of the business including as vice president of both the Nuclear and Distribution and Customer Service divisions.
In 2015 & 2016, Mr. Thomas was named by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of the region’s Top 50 CEOs, and was selected as one of the Most Influential Acadians by l’Acadie Nouvelle, New Brunswick’s French provincial daily newspaper.
Media contact: Marc Belliveau, communications, NB Power, 506-458-4203.