B&W makes appointments to board of directors

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. announced that Jan A. Bertsch and Brian K. Ferraioli have been appointed to its board of directors, increasing its total number of directors to 11

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) announced that Jan A. Bertsch and Brian K. Ferraioli have been appointed to its board of directors, increasing its total number of directors to 11.

Bertsch is executive vice president and CEO of Sigma-Aldrich, a life science and high technology company whose products and services are used in scientific research, the diagnosis of disease, and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing.

Ferraioli is the former executive vice president and CEO of The Shaw Group Inc., an engineering, construction and maintenance firm serving the energy industry and other sectors, which was acquired by CB&I in February 2013.

Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich in 2012, Bertsch worked for automobile parts supplier BorgWarner Inc. from 2009 until 2012, most recently serving as the company’s vice president, controller and principal accounting officer. From 2001 to 2009, she served in positions of increasing responsibility at Chrysler LLC, attaining the position of senior vice president, CIO and treasurer. Prior to Chrysler, she also held positions at Visteon Corp. and Ford Motor Co.

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