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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2009
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Nuclear Energy Institute Elects Pietrangelo Senior Vice President, Chief Nuclear Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Anthony R. Pietrangelo has been elected senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at the Nuclear Energy Institute. He had previously been vice president of regulatory affairs, a position he has served in since 2006.

As chief nuclear officer, Pietrangelo will lead NEI’s nuclear generation division in a variety of areas, including generic nuclear plant technical and management issues, safety-focused regulation and interaction with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, used nuclear fuel management, nuclear plant security and implementing policy and programmatic activities supporting the development of new nuclear plants.

“Tony is an industry leader who has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of nuclear technologies and operations and has been an effective industry leader throughout his career. He has been a major asset to NEI for two decades,” said Marvin S. Fertel, NEI president and chief executive officer. “I look forward to working closely with him to maintain the exemplary reliable and safe operations of our industry and in moving ahead with development of new nuclear facilities.”

Pietrangelo has been with NEI and its predecessor organizations since 1989, responsible for the management of safety focused regulatory initiatives, performance-based regulation and other comprehensive technical and regulatory issues.

Pietrangelo has nearly 30 years experience in the nuclear energy industry. Prior to joining NEI, Pietrangelo was a project engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he worked on the construction, testing and start-up of nuclear power plants in the United States, Brazil, South Korea and the Philippines. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science and holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management.