WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Nuclear Energy Institute today announced that Joseph E. Pollock, a loaned executive from Entergy Corporation, will become vice president of nuclear operations at the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Pollock, who began his loaned assignment to NEI in January 2012, has served as executive director for nuclear operations and also as executive director for the industry’s response activities to the Fukushima accident in Japan. In his new position, Pollock will be responsible for leading NEI programs in nuclear facility operations support, engineering, radiation safety and environmental protection. He will continue to play a central role in leading the industry’s response to the accident at Fukushima.
“Joe brings extensive industry experience from all phases of nuclear operations and has a long history of success in leadership positions,” said Anthony Pietrangelo, NEI’s chief nuclear officer.
Pollock served as vice president of nuclear operations at the Indian Point Energy Center in New York from 2007 to 2012, where he was responsible for all aspects of operations at two reactors that serve New York City and the metro region. He previously served as plant general manager at Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s Calvert Cliffs nuclear energy facility (2005-2007) and was senior site vice president of operations at the D.C. Cook nuclear power plant, owned by American Electric Power in Michigan (1999-2003). Pollock also held leadership positions at the Salem and Hope Creek reactors in New Jersey, owned by PSEG Nuclear, for 17 years (1982-1999).
“I look forward to continuing my assignment in this new capacity,” said Pollock. “It has never been a more critical time to represent the industry and to ensure that we are maintaining safety at our facilities. We must be deliberate in our actions to focus on enhancing safety based on lessons learned from Japan and prioritizing those issues accordingly.”
Pollock also served as a senior representative with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) responsible for coordination between INPO and five nuclear energy facilities from 2004 to 2005. He also has been a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission-certified senior reactor operator.