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AREVA Executive Honored by the Charlotte Business Journal

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January 25, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 25, 2013 – Tom Franch, Senior Vice President of AREVA Reactors and Services, was honored today as one of 10 Energy Leaders by the Charlotte Business Journal at the Journal’s third annual Energy Leadership Awards luncheon.

Each year, the Charlotte Business Journal recognizes individuals who have played a key role in making the Carolinas a global player in the energy industry. Franch was recognized for his contribution to the positive impact that AREVA has had on the region’s job growth, and on the country’s energy policy as an international player in the energy industry.

“Here in Charlotte we benefit from a large pool of highly-skilled workers in one location, including AREVA's 650 employees,” said Franch. "We work hard every day to ensure a safe, clean and more efficient energy future. It is an honor to receive the energy leadership award on behalf of all of the AREVA employees worldwide, and I am proud that AREVA is helping to write the energy story in Charlotte.”

Franch’s leadership in community and corporate partnerships, as well as his commitment to working with key stakeholders are not only advancing new ideas for our industry, but are encouraging positive change in the Charlotte community, such as expanded education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Franch has more than 30 years of power industry experience in various technical, engineering, and executive positions, including more than 20 years with AREVA. He is experienced in the design, analysis and construction of nuclear generation stations, including design engineering, consulting, project management, and business management and development. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering and architecture.


Michael French
Tel.: (301) 841-1702

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AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its more than 4,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit us online at and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.

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