Vice President & General Manager
Nuclear Operations Group – Lynchburg
BWX Technologies Inc.
B. Joel Burch is the Vice President and General Manager of BWX Technologies, Inc., (BWXT) Nuclear Operations Group (NOG) in Lynchburg, Virginia. Joel oversees the operations of more than 2,200 technical and skilled employees in the manufacture of naval nuclear reactors for submarines and aircraft carriers, as well as providing nuclear fuel components for several high performance U.S. and international research and test reactor facilities.
During his 36 years with the company, most of his experience has been in leading operations, quality control, engineering and project/program management teams for Department of Energy and Research Test Reactors and Targets programs. His technical expertise has been in design and manufacturing. As part of BWXT NOG leadership team, he has extensive experience working closely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Burch completed the Executive Program of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He earned a Master of Science in industrial administration from Lynchburg College and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.