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Framatome Inc. selects Katherine Williams as next Chief Executive Officer

January 24, 2023 | 1 min |
Topic: corporate

January 24, 2023Framatome Inc. announced today that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Katherine Williams will succeed Gary Mignogna as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 1, 2023. Mignogna will retire from his current role and become chairman of the Framatome Inc. board of directors after more than 45 years at the company.

Williams has more than 20 years of experience working with Framatome and 35 years in the energy industry. Since 2014, she has served as the Framatome Inc. senior vice president and CFO. She will maintain her current responsibilities as CFO, managing all financial activities for Framatome in North America and continue to serve on the Framatome Inc., Framatome Canada and Isogen boards.

“First, we congratulate Gary as he prepares to transition to a new role and we count on his continued support and counsel. His legacy of thoughtful leadership will be a tremendous asset as chair of the Framatome Inc. board of directors,” said Frédéric Lelièvre senior executive vice president and current chairman of the Framatome Inc. board. “I am confident that the strong leadership that has positioned Framatome as a leader in the U.S. market will continue under Katherine. Her two decades of service to this company exemplify our core values of performance, integrity and passion for the future of nuclear energy.”

Previously, Williams held financial management positions in E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Westinghouse and Duke Energy. During her tenure with Framatome, she spent seven years as an expat in Paris and was awarded the French Medal of Merit for her civil service to France. Williams’ experience and relationships with key customers will continue to be a tremendous asset in this new role.

Mignogna has been with Framatome since he was a co-op student engineer and has served as CEO since 2014. His industry expertise and relationships have enabled him to excel in this position and he will become the non-executive chairman of the Framatome Inc. board beginning on July 1, 2023. Framatome is grateful for his service to the company over the past four decades and looks forward to his continued engagement.

Katherine Williams, CEO, Framatome Inc.
Katherine Williams, CEO, Framatome Inc.


About Framatome

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative, digital and value added solutions for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 16,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).