Westinghouse SURE Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Lucio Facchini, President - Mr. Facchini joined Westinghouse Electric in 1963 on the Graduate Student Program serving in a variety of positions before being named Vice President and Controller of Westinghouse Nuclear Europe in 1972. He became Business Unit Controller for Water Reactors in 1979 and named Vice President of Business Services & Finance for the Westinghouse Savannah River Company in 1988. In 1990, he was promoted to Group Controller Power Systems and retired in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer of Westinghouse Government Services Group. In 2001, he joined the Executive Service Corp (ESC) - that later became part of the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University - and has provided management and consulting services for the past 16 years for nonprofit organizations in finance, business planning and Nonprofit startups.
Susie Barbour, Vice President & Communications Director - Joined SURE in 2013. A long time communications professional, Susie joined Westinghouse in 1989 as a Talk Show Host on KDKA Radio - Group W's flagship station and broadcast pioneer of the world - and enjoyed hosting a weekly on-air show until stepping down in 2008. She also spent 5 years at W HDQR in the Law & Environmental Affairs Department as a Paralegal & Communications Specialist. Her career highlights also included work as VP/Marketing & Communications, Media Relations and Corporate Communications. Vector's Woman of the Year finalist - 1989; Pittsburgh's 50 Finest - 2003; Gold Service Award winner (2016 & 2017); Special Services Award (2017). BA - Michigan State University; MS - Carlow University.
Patti Baird, Secretary
Patti Baird is Secretary of the SURE Board of Directors. She retired from Westinghouse after 32 years of service. Patti held management positions in IT and Supply Chain including Director of Global Nuclear Supply Chain at the Cranberry Woods location. In retirement Patti enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and volunteer activities for her church and community including being a certified Medicare Counselor at WCCC for the State Health Insurance Program - APPRISE.
Jerry Segner, Treasurer
Jerry Segner retired from Westinghouse after 30 years working at a variety of locations, including Westinghouse Headquarters, South Philadelphia, and the Nuclear Center. After leaving Westinghouse, he worked for 5 years as Chief Financial Officer at Cornell Abraxas in Pittsburgh. After retiring for good, Jerry ran a community food pantry at Mother of Sorrows church in Murrysville for 10 years. In his free time, Jerry plays golf as much as he possibly can!
Bruce Cook, Database Director – Joined SURE in 2011.
Bruce retired in 2011 after a 40 year career in the Nuclear Instrumentation and Control section. As a Consulting Engineer, Bruce participated on domestic and international industry standards writing committees. His primary focus throughout his career was the application of advanced digital technology to safety and control systems for nuclear power plants. Bruce has been the database director for SURE since 2012.
Jim Gallagher, Development Director
Jim Gallagher joined Westinghouse Atomic Power Division in 1963 as a systems engineer. In 1968 Jim was appointed as the first manager of the Containment System Group, followed by numerous assignments in Nuclear Safety, Strategic Planning and eight years in Brussels and Madrid. In 1984 Jim was appointed General Manager Nuclear Technology Division and In 1990 he was promoted to Vice President of Westinghouse's Government Services Business Unit. Jim retired from Westinghouse in 2000.
Vaughn Gilbert, Public & Media Relations Director
Vaughn retired from Westinghouse in 2015 after serving for 34 years in public and media relations. Most recently, he was director of global communications for Westinghouse Electric Company where his department included public & media relations, marketing communications & advertising, and executive, internal & technical communications. Earlier, he served as PR manager at Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he provided support to Environmental & Waste Management, Transmission & Distribution, DCBU, PGBU, and Govt & Environmental Services. Vaughn, a Penn State graduate, is a member of the Advisory Board of Penn Sate Greater Allegheny in McKeesport. He lives with his family in Elizabeth Township just outside of McKeesport. In his spare time, he reads everything ever written by or about Winston Churchill.
Dallas Frey, Membership Director - SURE member since 2014.
A 37-year Westinghouse employee, Dallas held various roles in engineering and human resources before retiring as Director, Corporate Center Human Resources in 2011. Dallas has been the Membership Director since 2016 and is currently helping to lead the effort to enhance the services and activities available to SURE members. Dallas is also the founder and president of the Mel Douglass Fund, a charity that awards scholarships to high school students for community service achievements. Dallas was the recipient of the Maury Fey President's Award in 2018.
Rick Etling, Services & Activities Director
Rick assumed leadership of the SURE Member & Services activity in 2017. This new initiative is directed at developing and sustaining opportunities for members to engage with SURE and to expand beneficial services directed toward retirees. Rick worked in Westinghouse Nuclear for 34 years and during that time served in many technical and strategic functions across the Business Unit. As a volunteer, he provides Strategic Planning support for many diverse non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area. Rick is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys any activity that gets him into the mountains.
Darryl Degelman, Projects Director
Darryl became the SURE Projects Director in 2016, and was the Graphic Services Manager at the Westinghouse Energy Center for 19 years. Before joining Westinghouse, he was a graphic designer, producer, and account executive for 9 years at Gateway Studios. He was also a professor of Commercial Art at West Liberty State College, and an art and photography instructor at Churchill Area High School.
Directors at Large
Howard J Finney Director at Large, Tour Director & Past President, joined SURE in 1995 after retiring from Seton Hill University where he was Director of Services. Howard joined Westinghouse in 1953 as an apprentice Tool & Die Maker, graduating in 1957, enrolled in night school graduating with an associate's degree in Industrial Engineering, and a BA in Industrial Management while working as a Tool Designer, Industrial Engineer, Foreman, General Foreman and finally as Manager of Plant Services, East Pittsburgh, LRA. Howard also served as President of the W Foreman’s Association, the W Veterans Association, the W Trades Apprentice Alumni. In 2018, Howard was recognized with the Charley Ruch Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the SURE Organization.
Tom Dent - Director at Large.
Dave Altman Director at Large.
Dave retired from Westinghouse in April 2017 following a 44-year career involved with the design, analyses and testing of reactor internals, most recently with the AP1000 plants. Dave joined Westinghouse SURE upon his retirement in 2017 and soon became an active member of the SURE Member Services and Activities Team. Dave has served 16 years as an officer (including 4 years as president) of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), a nonprofit organization with over 5000 members worldwide. Dave, and his wife Maggie of 32 years, reside in Plum Borough.
Maury Fey, Director Emeritus, joined SURE in 1993.
Hired as a Lab Assistant in 1953 at the Research Labs, Maury later became a Product Manager, then Business Planner before retiring from Westinghouse in 1992. Upon retiring, Maury joined the International Executive Service Corps, assisting two post-communist Romanian companies in their reorganization. After joining SURE, he initiated the popular monthly Financial Roundtable, and later served in a variety of leadership roles, including longtime President of SURE. He received SURE’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and the Jefferson Award for Volunteerism in 2013.
Allan Kuenzel - SURE member since 2006.
A forty-year employee of Westinghouse at its commercial nuclear division, he was a licensed Professional Engineer specializing in the design and analysis of Reactor Equipment. Al retired in 2006 and joined the SURE organization shortly after. He has served as Newsletter Editor since 2014 and received the Spotlight Award in January 2017. Al volunteers for two organizations in the Pitcairn community.