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AREVA Newport News Announces Vice President and Deputy General Manager

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October 07, 2009

October 7, 2009 

John Lilley has joined AREVA Newport News, LLC as Vice President and Deputy General Manager. AREVA Newport News is a joint venture between Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and AREVA developing the first full-scale heavy component manufacturing facility dedicated to supply the first nuclear power plants built in 35 years in the United States.

Previously, Lilley served Northrop Grumman in program management positions in the nuclear aircraft carrier program and, most recently, as Director of Strategic Planning where he was responsible for developing the annual sector strategic plan, performing analyses on industrial base and defense policy issues and leading the sector’s growth initiatives in the commercial nuclear power industry.

“John brings exemplary project management and line management experience to AREVA Newport News,” said Chris Levesque, President and General Manager of AREVA Newport News. “He led AREVA and Northrop Grumman into development and final negotiation for this joint venture and will support a positive working relationship between the two companies. He will help lead AREVA Newport News to success as we construct and operate the new manufacturing facility.”


Jarret Adams
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4637
Email: jarret.adams@areva.com

Véronique Larlham
Phone: +1 (306) 343-4503
Email: veronique.larlham@areva.com