Senior Vice President, Thermal
Chris Riker is Senior Vice President, Thermal, for Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide. Riker is responsible for Company’s global thermal energy business that provides advanced technologies and equipment, as well as replacement parts and services, to keep thermal and industrial plants operating efficiently. His responsibilities include Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., LLC, the Optimus / package boiler business unit, B&W de Monterrey, and the B&W Canada, B&W Diamond Power® and B&W Allen-Sherman-Hoff® operations, and B&W’s Pulp & Paper business. He assumed his position in August 2022.
Prior to his most recent position, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Parts & Service, leading the company’s worldwide parts and field engineering services business, which includes B&W, Diamond Power, Allen-Sherman-Hoff and Vølund™ systems branded products.
From March 2018 to January 2022, Riker was Vice President, Global Parts and Service. From June 2016 until March 2018, he was Vice President, Industrial Steam Generation, and led the company’s package boiler, pulp and paper, and petrochemical businesses. Before that, Riker led the Finance organization for B&W’s former Global Services segment and was responsible for all financial-related reporting, forecasting and analysis, and target setting for the company’s entire suite of aftermarket projects, parts and service businesses.
Previous positions included serving as Controller for B&W’s Diamond Power International, Inc., subsidiary, and as Manager of Internal Audit in B&W’s corporate headquarters. Riker joined the company in July 2010, after serving as a consultant with KPMG LLP.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.