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Transnuclear, Inc. Welcomes New Operations Director at Columbiana Hi Tech

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March 22, 2013

COLUMBIA, Md., March 22, 2013 – Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT), a Transnuclear, Inc. company, is pleased to announce that Joe Faldowski has been named Director of CHT Operations. Transnuclear, Inc., headquartered in Columbia, Md., provides services for the nuclear fuel cycle and is part of the AREVA Group.

Effective March 18, 2013, Faldowski will report directly to CHT President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Don Olson and administratively to Transnuclear, Inc. COO Jayant Bondre. Faldowski’s primary responsibilities will be to work closely with CHT’s president and COO to assist in directing fabrication shop operations, using best practices to improve shop efficiency and scheduling.

Faldowski has more than 20 years of experience, including more than five years with AREVA serving as project manager at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, as well as in a leadership assignment at AREVA's La Hague and MELOX facilities. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

“The acquisition of CHT ensures that Transnuclear, Inc. has dynamic innovation capabilities through closely aligning product development and manufacturing teams,” said Michael McMahon, President and CEO of Transnuclear, Inc. “Joe's appointment allows us to continue to streamline and evolve our capabilities to support our customers through AREVA's global, forward-looking safe used fuel management platform."

CHT was recently acquired by Transnuclear, Inc. to strengthen Transnuclear's ability to respond to customers’ needs with highly competitive pricing, streamlined acquisition and delivery turnaround, and increased quality control. The transition of CHT to Transnuclear, Inc. ownership is proceeding on schedule and continues to capitalize on AREVA’s strong presence in North Carolina and the Southeastern U.S. energy hub.


Kelly Cousineau
AREVA Media Relations
Tel.: (202) 680-2469

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