Jim Bittner named new B&W general manager

James Bittner named new B&W General Manager
James Bittner named new B&W General Manager | Courtesy of babcock.com

Jim Bittner is the new general manager for the Barberton facility at Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (B&W), replacing Reese Foote who retired after 42 years with the company.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s experience who can assume the leadership role of this very important facility following Reese’s departure,” B&W Chief Operating Officer Joe Henry said. “Jim is the ideal person to be leading the 700 dedicated professionals we have working to support national security at our Barberton facility.

Bittner has held several positions during 26 years with B&W, including manufacturing engineer, manager of engineering and technical services, manager of welder engineering, and manager of B&W’s operations and welding engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton.

“At the same time that we are welcoming Jim to a new role, we are also recognizing Reese’s very successful 42-year career at B&W,” Henry said. “Reese has led B&W NOG-Barberton for the last eight years as general manager and has served B&W well in a number of other key leadership positions. He has made significant contributions to our company and provided strong leadership at the helm of the Barberton team. We wish him all the best as he embarks on his well-earned retirement.”

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