Dec. 5, 2013—Southern Nuclear Operating Co. has named Dennis Madison as fleet operations vice president. David Vineyard, former plant manager at Southern’s Hatch plant, will take over Madison’s previous role as Hatch site vice president. Southern Nuclear operates six reactors.
Oct. 24, 2013—Rolls-Royce has appointed Mark Lesinski as president of its nuclear services business, where he will be responsible for advancing the company’s “strategic direction and global expansion.” His appointment begins January 2014.
Oct. 17, 2013—Dennis Lang became vice president of the Back End Business Line at AREVA TN on Oct. 16. Lang was most recently director of manufacturing and plant management for AREVA Solar. AREVA TN is a subsidiary of AREVA North America that offers "total systems solutions for used fuel and radioactive waste management and nuclear transportation," according to its website.
Sept. 19, 2013—FirstEnergy Corp. announced that Luis A. Reyes has been elected to the company's board of directors. Formerly executive director of operations at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Reyes was most recently a consultant to the nuclear industry.
Sept. 5, 2013—Jeffrey Lyash, president of CB&I’s power unit, and Maria Korsnick, president of the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, were elected to NEI’s board of directors on Aug. 26. Korsnick replaces Brew Barron, CENG’s chief executive officer, who is retiring. Lyash was also elected to NEI’s executive committee, along with Lynn Good, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Corp. NEI’s board of directors is composed of executives from companies that hold licenses to operate nuclear energy facilities as well as selected representatives from other nuclear technology companies.
Sept. 5, 2013—Shane Marik has been promoted to site vice president of Exelon's two-unit Dresden plant in Illinois. Marik replaces David Czufin, who will take a business development position at Exelon Generation. John Washko, formerly engineering director at Exelon's LaSalle station, will take over Marik’s previous position as Dresden plant manager.
Aug. 29, 2013—Karen Fili has been appointed site vice president at Xcel Energy’s single-reactor Monticello nuclear energy facility in Minnesota. Fili succeeds Mark Schimmel, who stepped down to lead special projects at Xcel Energy’s nuclear fleet headquarters in Minneapolis.
Aug. 22, 2013—Energy project services firm BHI Energy has hired Ali Azad as its new president. He will report to BHI Energy CEO Robert Decensi at the company’s Charlotte, N.C., office.
Aug. 1, 2013—Westinghouse appointed Pavel Janik as its managing director in the Czech Republic. He most recently served as chairman for CEZ Bohunice. Janik also became president of Westinghouse Czech Republic. He will be engaged in all commercial negotiations, including the tender for Temelin units 3 and 4.
July 18, 2013—Jeffrey Lyash has been named president of CB&I’s Power business unit. Lyash was most recently executive vice president of energy supply at Duke Energy.
July 11, 2013—Tennessee Valley Authority has named Joseph Grimes executive vice president and chief nuclear officer. Grimes joins TVA from Exelon Nuclear, where he is currently senior vice president of engineering and technical services. He replaces Preston Swafford, who is retiring.
Oct. 10, 2013—Kazunori Hirao has been named the new director of Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s Washington, D.C., office. He replaces Ikken Sato.
Sept. 12, 2013—The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Matt Young as the new resident inspector at the Arkansas Nuclear One power plant, located near Russellville, Ark. Young joins senior resident inspector Brian Tindell and resident inspector Abin Fairbanks at the facility.
Sept. 12, 2013—Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced the following appointments to the board of directors of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority:
Marshall Cohen, vice president of government affairs and communications at The Babcock and Wilcox Co.
David Christian, executive vice president of Dominion Resources and CEO of Dominion Generation
Colleen Deegan, vice president of government programs for Bechtel
Donald Hoffman, president and CEO of Excel Services Corp. and president of the American Nuclear Society
Maureen Matsen, counsel for Christopher Newport University
Matthew Mulherin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and corporate vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Dr. Ganapati Myneni, senior scientist at Jefferson Lab
Michael Rencheck, president and CEO of AREVA Inc.
Ron Sones, professor of business at Liberty University and president of SIBS LLC
Kiyoshi Yamauchi, chief executive director of Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems Inc.
Sept. 5, 2013—The NRC has named Kevin Ellis senior resident inspector at Duke Energy’s Robinson nuclear energy facility in South Carolina. Ellis was most recently resident inspector at Duke Energy’s Oconee plant.
Aug. 29, 2013—Shirley Ann Jackson and Richard Meserve, both former Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairs, were among 19 members appointed to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The board will provide advice to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on science, energy, nuclear security and environmental stewardship. Former Under Secretary of Energy John Deutch and Stanford University physics professor Persis Drell will serve as the board’s co-chairs.
Aug. 29, 2013—The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named Charles Stancil Jr. the senior resident inspector at the Nuclear Fuel Services fuel facility in Erwin, Tenn.
Aug. 29, 2013—The NRC has selected Adam Ziedonis as the new resident inspector at PSEG Nuclear’s Salem nuclear energy facility in Hancock’s Bridge, N.J.
Aug. 29, 2013—The NRC has selected Matthew Endress as the resident inspector for Florida Power & Light Co.’s Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami.
Aug. 22, 2013—The U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory has appointed Jeff Terry as scientific director of its Advanced Test Reactor national scientific user facility, which allows research teams to obtain cost-free access to INL and affiliated nuclear reactors and research facilities. Terry will also maintain his current position as associate professor of physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Aug. 22, 2013—The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Natasha Childs as one of the resident inspectors for Duke Energy’s Oconee nuclear energy facility near Seneca, S.C. Childs joins senior resident inspector Eddy Crowe and resident inspector Greg Croon at the Oconee site.
Aug. 22, 2013—The NRC has selected Philip McKenna as the senior resident inspector for Dominion’s Surry nuclear power plant, near Newport News, Va. McKenna joins NRC resident inspector Jared Nadel at Surry.
Aug. 15, 2013—The NRC has named Cynthia D. Pederson as the new administrator of its Region III office in Lisle, Ill., effective Aug. 12. The agency’s first female regional administrator, Pederson succeeds Charles Casto upon his retirement. The NRC’s Region III is responsible for regulating 24 commercial nuclear energy facilities and four research and test reactors in seven Midwestern states.
Aug. 15, 2013—Marc Dapas will become the new regional administrator of NRC's Region IV “within the next few months.” He will succeed Arthur Howell, who is retiring. Steven Reynolds will be acting regional administrator until Dapas takes over, after which Reynolds will become deputy regional administrator.
Aug. 1, 2013—The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected William Schaup as the new senior resident inspector at Exelon Generation Co.’s Clinton nuclear energy facility in Clinton, Ill. Schaup joins NRC Resident Inspector David Lords at Clinton.
Aug. 1, 2013—The NRC selected Raja Stroble as the new resident inspector at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant located near Burlington, Kan. Stroble joins senior resident inspector Charles Peabody.
Aug. 1, 2013—The NRC selected Patrick Finney as the new senior resident inspector at PSEG Nuclear’s Salem nuclear energy facility in Hancocks Bridge, N.J.
July 18, 2013—The NRC has selected Christopher Speer to be the new resident inspector at Entergy’s Waterford 3 nuclear energy facility near New Orleans. Speer joins senior resident inspector Marlone Davis at Waterford.
Sept. 12, 2013—The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Paris-based Nuclear Energy Agency has appointed Kazuo Shimomura to be its new deputy director for safety and regulation. Shimomura will also head three standing committees involved in Fukushima-related activities and will have responsibility for the agency’s radioactive waste management committee.
Aug. 22, 2013—Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani has named former foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi to once again be head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. The AEOI is responsible for the country’s nuclear development and will negotiate with Russia on building up to three new nuclear reactors at the Bushehr site. Russia completed the single reactor at Bushehr that has been operating at full power since July under IAEA safeguards.
Aug. 22, 2013—Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and New Technologies has appointed Mazhit Sharipov as chairman of the atomic energy committee. The committee supervises the safety and security of nuclear facilities and implements national policy on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Aug. 15, 2013—Petteri Tiippana has been appointed to a three-year term as director general of the Finnish Radiation & Nuclear Safety Authority, effective Sept. 1. Tiippana will replace Tero Varjoranta, who has been appointed deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Oct. 10, 2013—Mark Ferri died unexpectedly Sept. 18 in the United Kingdom while working for CH2M Hill on a bid to decommission the U.K.’s Magnox stations.
His career, spanning decades on both sides of the Atlantic, included positions leading the decommissioning of the Maine Yankee nuclear energy facility and the Energy Department’s Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility in Colorado. Ferri also was involved in decommissioning work at DOE’s Savannah River and Oak Ridge sites in South Carolina and Tennessee. He served as senior adviser to the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change, providing technical expertise on nuclear new build, decommissioning and waste management strategies for the British government.