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CHT names Joe Faldowski as President and COO

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December 30, 2014

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Joe Faldowski, CHT President and COO

CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 30, 2014 – Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT), an AREVA Inc. subsidiary, has appointed Joe Faldowski as president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this role, Faldowski will execute the company’s mission to provide precision nuclear fabrication services to the nuclear industry, including supporting AREVA TN by manufacturing dry shielded canisters for used nuclear fuel.

About the appointment, Faldowski said: “For 30 years, CHT has been a leader in custom fabrication of large components for the nuclear industry. Since joining AREVA two years ago, we have adapted quickly to new market segments and products while managing significant growth. I look forward to leading this dynamic, quality-driven company as it continues to grow.”

“CHT is part of AREVA’s focus to build a high-quality American supply chain to support our growth in the used fuel storage market,” said Mike McMahon, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas. “We are proud to have CHT’s expertise and commitment to excellence as part of our team.”

Faldowski brings to his new role more than 15 years of nuclear industry experience, including technology development, fuel fabrication, contracting, quality assurance, and used fuel storage and recycling. Prior to this appointment, Faldowski was the director of CHT operations and managed the integration of the subsidiary into AREVA. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and earned his project management professional certification in 2005.

Faldowski replaces Don Olson, who founded the company and has served as president of CHT since 1985. Olson will remain at CHT in the position of vice president of Front End Business Line and Fabrication.

More About AREVA TN

AREVA TN, a division of AREVA, is the market leader for used fuel storage and fuel transportation in the American nuclear industry. We offer innovative total systems solutions for the safe storage of used fuel, industry best pool-to-pad services, and nuclear fuel and waste logistics. Our success is based on our reputation for unparalleled human performance initiatives, a dedication to safety first, transparent pricing and business integrity that combine to ensure our customers get “as promised” cost savings and superior results. http://us.areva.com/arevatn


More About Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT)

CHT is a division of AREVA Inc. located in Greensboro, N.C. We specialize in custom fabrication and are dedicated to supplying qualified products to the nuclear industry. With 30 years of experience, our team of engineers and manufacturing staff has the industrial expertise and quality assurance credentials to meet the needs of nuclear utilities and related industries. Visit us at http://chtnuclear.com.

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