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Corporate Governance - Corporate Officers

E. James Ferland
President and Chief Executive Officer
E. James Ferland
President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. E. James (Jim) Ferland is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), joining the Company in April 2012. Mr. Ferland is a seasoned executive with more than 23 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power and utility industry.

Mr. Ferland most recently served as President of the Americas division at Westinghouse Electric Company.

He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana Energy Services (LES), where LE... 

James D. Canafax
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
James D. Canafax
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer


James D. Canafax joined The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) in July 2010 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.

Prior to his current appointment with B&W, Mr. Canafax served as Assistant General Counsel - Transactions and Compliance at McDermott International, Inc. Mr. Canafax assumed this role in 2007. He originally joined J. Ray McDermott in 2001 as an attorney in Morgan City, Louisiana, and was promoted three times before Augus... 

Anthony S. Colatrella
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Anthony S. Colatrella
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Anthony S. "Tony" Colatrella joined The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) in November 2011 to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Colatrella has more than 30 years of private and public company financial experience. Before joining B&W, he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, a leading global manufacturer of silicones, from January 2009 to October 2010, when it was combined with another specialty chemical company ... 

Kairus K. Tarapore
Chief Administrative Officer
Kairus K. Tarapore
Chief Administrative Officer


Kairus Tarapore is Chief Administrative Officer for The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). Mr. Tarapore joined B&W in January 2013.

Mr. Tarapore served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, for Ceridian Corporation, a global human resources and payment solutions company, from 2006 to 2012.

From 1998 until 2006, he held various positions at General Electric, serving as Senior Vice President, Global Quality, GE Fleet Services, from 2004 to 2006 and as Vice President, Human Re... 

Mark  Carano
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer
Mark  Carano
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer


Mark Carano is Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer for The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). In this position, Mr. Carano is responsible for leading B&W’s corporate strategy and merger and acquisition activities. He will provide oversight, leadership and direction as the Company identifies, evaluates and pursues new business opportunities and strategic partnerships.

Mr. Carano joined B&W in 2013 after serving as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Gro... 

Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker
President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.
Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker
President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.


Mr. Peyton S. (Sandy) Baker is President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (B&W NOG) headquartered in Lynchburg,Va. B&W NOG manufactures specialty components for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Prior to assuming the role of President in April 2011, Mr. Baker served as Vice President of Programs, Contracts and Central Planning for B&W NOG. In this position, he was responsible for performance of all programs and schedule coordination across the B&W NOG operations.

J. Randall Data
President & Chief Operating Officer Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.
J. Randall Data
President & Chief Operating Officer Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.


J. Randall (Randy) Data is President and Chief Operating Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company. In his position, he is responsible for all of B&W PGG’s worldwide fossil power-related operations, divisions and subsidiaries. He assumed his position in April 2012.

Before that, he was Vice President and General Manager of B&W PGG’s Fossil Power Division (FPD), and directed the worldwide operations of the compan... 

Joseph (Joe)  A. Zwetolitz
President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc.
Joseph (Joe)  A. Zwetolitz
President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc.


Joseph (Joe) A. Zwetolitz is the President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. (B&W NE), an operating group of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). He joined B&W in 2013.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, B&W NE serves the global commercial nuclear power industry with a broad portfolio of reactor components, nuclear design engineering, plant construction, inspection services and nuclear plant maintenance services.

Mr. Zwetolitz has more than 27 years of experien... 

Jenny  L. Apker
Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations
Jenny  L. Apker
Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations


Jenny L. Apker joined The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) in June 2010 to serve as Vice President and Treasurer. In this position, she is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of the company's corporate finance and treasury operations functions.

Since August, 2012, Ms. Apker also has served as B&W's Investor Relations Officer.

Prior to joining B&W, Ms. Apker served as Vice President and Treasurer of Dex One Corporation (formerly R.H. Donnelley Corporation)... 

David S. Black
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
David S. Black
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer


David Black has served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for The Babcock & Wilcox Company since January 2007.

Mr. Black joined BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT - a subsidiary of B&W) in 1991 as General Accounting Manager for the Nuclear Environmental Services Division. Other positions he's held within B&W include: Financial Services Manager for the ASD Service Center Division; Controller for B&W Federal Services, Inc.; Controller for BWXT Services Inc.; and Vice President ... 

Eileen M. Competti
Vice President, Global Competitiveness
Eileen M. Competti
Vice President, Global Competitiveness


Eileen M. Competti has been Vice President, Global Competitiveness, for The Babcock & Wilcox Company since August 2012. In this position, she is charged with implementing the Company's Global Competiveness Initiative, with a goal to enhance profitability and shareholder returns through lower cost of execution and structural and efficiency improvements.

Prior to appointment to her current position, Ms. Competti was President of Diamond Power International, Inc. (DPII), a subsidiary of... 

Marshall  Cohen
Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications
Marshall  Cohen
Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications


Marshall Cohen is Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications, for The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). He joined the company in October 2012 and is responsible for planning and implementing B&W’s strategic government affairs, communications and public relations efforts.

He works across the company to continue to strengthen the company’s image and brand and articulate B&W’s position on issues that impact the commercial nuclear industry, the fossil power industry, environmen... 

Marc A. Hamer
Chief Information Officer
Marc A. Hamer
Chief Information Officer


Marc A. Hamer is the Chief Information Officer for The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). In this position, Mr. Hamer has overall responsibility for the global information technology strategy and all of the company's IT assets that support B&W's employees and help drive strategic company priorities. This includes application development, IT security, data management, technology infrastructure, and telecommunication networks.

Prior to joining B&W in 2013, Mr. Hamer was Vice Preside...