Mr. Carlos I. Leipner is the Westinghouse Vice President for Latin America currently responsible for the commercial and partnership activities for Westinghouse in this region. His main areas of focus include providing engineering, products and services to the operating commercial nuclear fleet in Latin America. In addition, he is working with a dedicated Westinghouse team to promote, develop and deploy the Generation III+ AP1000 new nuclear plant technology in the region.
In over 20 years with Westinghouse, Mr. Leipner has held various roles of increasing responsibility in the company’s Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Services product lines at various sites including management roles in the United States, Sweden, and Spain. He has broad global commercial nuclear experience in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, project management, marketing, continuous improvement and strategic management. Most recently, he also served as Director of Strategy for the Westinghouse Research & Technology organization which included the on-going development of the latest state-of-the-art Small Modular Reactor technology. Mr. Leipner has extensive experience in international business development as well as
negotiating across cultures. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with a working knowledge of Swedish.
Mr. Leipner earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
He is an active member of the Brazil United States Business Council (BUSBC), Associação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento de Atividades Nucleares (ABDAN), LAS/ANS as well as he is a past vice-chairman of the American Nuclear Society
Columbia-SC Section. In addition, he enjoys participating in community outreach programs for the nuclear industry.