Westinghouse Power Generation Systems Organization Chart, 1995

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Title

Westinghouse Power Generation Systems Organization Chart, 1995

Alternative Title

Westinghouse Power Generation Systems Organization

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Corporations--Florida

Description

This organization chart, shows the upper management structure of the Generation Systems Division for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU), effective January of 1995. The chart shows the organization under General Manager Randy H. Zwirn, who joined Westinghouse in 1976. In January of 1996, Zwirn was elected at Corporate Officer for the company. Shortly after this organization chart was published, Zwirn was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PGBU, Zwirn followed Frank Bakos, who retired in late 1994. Zwirn left Westinghouse in 1998 to join Siemens AG, an engineering company based in Germany. As of December of 2015, Zwirn serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Energy Services, Inc. and CEO of the Energy Services Division in Orlando, Florida, with overall responsibilities for Siemens Energy activities in the Americas. Following the Siemens acquisition, the site organization became known as Siemens Westinghouse and then Siemens in 2003. Zwirn has remained in place at the top organizational position at the Orlando site since the acquisition.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business the The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling, and a top-level decision to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings in the area were leased and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation of Germany in 1998, additional buildings (Quad II and Quad III) were added to the original complex at the Quadrangle. From 1998 to 2003 the Orlando operation was known as Siemens-Westinghouse, after which the name of Westinghouse was dropped. The operation has been known as Siemens from that time forward.

Source

Original chart: Private Collection of Harry Jaeger.

Date Created

ca. 1994

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original chart.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

208 KB

Medium

1 chart

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Power Generation Business Unit, Westinghouse Generation Systems Division, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Harry Jaeger.

Rights Holder

This resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Harry Jaeger

External Reference

"Randy Zwirn: President & CEO Siemens Energy, Inc. and CEO, Energy Service Division, Siemens AG: Biography." Siemens. http://www.siemens.com/press/pool/de/biographien/2011/biography-zwirn-e.pdf.
Burnett, Richard. "Siemens' $1.5 Billion Buys Westinghouse." The Orlando Sentinel, November 15, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-11-15/news/9711150485_1_westinghouse-power-siemens-power-power-generation.
"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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