Originally created 08/07/99

Westinghouse jobs go to top executives



Westinghouse Savannah River Co., the primary contractor with the U.S. Department of Energy at the federal nuclear weapons facility near Aiken, announced the promotion of three top executives Friday.

The changes include a new president and executive vice president.

Joseph J. Buggy, the executive vice president of Westinghouse Savannah River Co., will replace Ambrose L. Schwallie as president Sept. 1.

Mr. Buggy, who became executive vice president of Westinghouse Savannah River Co. in 1991, joined Westinghouse in 1967.

Mr. Buggy's position will be filled by Bob Pedde.

Mr. Schwallie, a 27-year veteran of the nuclear industry, is leaving his position to become the president and chief executive officer of Westinghouse Government Services Group in Pittsburgh.

"Ambrose successfully led the site through some of its most challenging and uncertain times while safely accomplishing vital national security and environmental missions," Department of Energy senior official Greg Rudy said in a prepared statement. "As a result of his efforts, the site has emerged with a strong foundation for its post-Cold War future."

Mr. Schwallie, who has served as Westinghouse's president since 1991, will replace James L. Gallagher, who is retiring. Mr. Gallagher is a 36-year veteran of the company.

Westinghouse Savannah River Co. was acquired from CBS in March through a joint venture of Boise, Idaho-based Morrison Knudsen Corp. and BNFL Nuclear Services.

Frank Witsil can be reached at (706) 823-3352.