BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2013) - General Fusion, the Canadian company developing fusion power, continues to attract the top minds in the energy and technology sectors with the appointment of Jacques Besnainou and Frederick W. Buckman to its board of directors.
Besnainou, 49, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of AREVA Group North America. AREVA is ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, offering utilities a unique, integrated suite of products and services including nuclear reactor design and construction.
"I am very impressed by the caliber of the team of scientists, management and investors assembled by General Fusion and by the technology path chosen to achieve nuclear fusion in the near future," said Besnainou. "I am honored and thrilled to join the board at this exciting time for the company.
Buckman, 67, has a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT, and has held executive positions in numerous energy and utility companies in the past three decades including The Shaw Power Group, Brookfield Asset Management, Trans-Elect Inc. He is currently President and CEO of Powerlink Transmission Company, an independent transmission company bringing private capital to large, high voltage transmission networks and projects.