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Dennis Shiffer receives B&W PGG Engineering Honors Award

01 March 2010

Dennis "Denny" Shiffer has been named the 31st recipient of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.'s (B&W PGG) prestigious Engineering Honors Award at a ceremony held at B&W PGG's Barberton headquarters. Shiffer received the award for his numerous and innovative contributions in engineering stress analysis and structural mechanics for industrial and utility boilers. The award coincided with the observance of National Engineers Week, from February 15-19, 2010, a 59-year tradition that celebrates the field of engineering.

Denny began his career at B&W PGG as a stress engineer in 1969, after earning a bachelor's degree in engineering mechanics from Penn State University. He went on to hold various positions of increasing responsibility, including Stress Analysis supervisor and Mechanical Design section manager. Denny returned to school to earn a master's degree in civil engineering from The University of Akron in 1977, as well as a master's degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1986. Denny served as an advisory engineer until his retirement from B&W PGG in November 2009.

Denny's extensive body of work reflects his reputation as both an innovator and an expert in his field. He was awarded a patent in 1998 as a co- inventor of the Energy Absorbing Tube Support for Furnace. One of his most recent accomplishments involves B&W's solar receiver technology, where Denny helped to develop pioneering designs for the unit's functionality. This work, for which a patent application is pending, contributed significantly to the success of B&W PGG's solar demonstration with its customer.

B&W PGG's Engineering Honors Award recognizes outstanding present or retired employees of the company. Instituted in 1983, the award honors individuals who have made extraordinary, long-term contributions to the success of B&W PGG's products and services.

About B&W

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), an operating subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., is a leader in advanced energy technology innovation and service, primarily in nuclear and fossil power. Providing quality products and technical services to commercial and government customers, B&W is focused on issues such as energy efficiency, clean air, global market competitiveness, and safe and secure resolution for nuclear waste. B&W has locations worldwide and employs more than 20,000 people. The company is located on the Internet at www.babcock.com.

 

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Contact:
Ryan Cornell
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
330.860.1345
rscornell@babcock.com

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