Craig Ferguson, Former Princeton Lab COO, Joins Longenecker & Associates

Source: Longenecker & Associates | Release | April 29, 2022
Longenecker & Associates, Inc. announced today that Craig Ferguson, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director for Operations of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is joining L&A as Senior Vice President for Operations.
The move is a return to L&A for Craig, who previously served as L&A’s Group Vice President for Mission Assurance before moving to PPPL in 2019. In the new role, he will report to L&A Chief Operating Officer Christine Gelles, who previously served as Senior Vice President for Operations.
“I can think of no one better than Craig to lead our projects into the future,” L&A Board Chair Bonnie Longenecker said. “He is a proven leader not only in the national laboratory complex, but across the entire Department of Energy enterprise. We are honored to have him return to L&A.”
As Senior Vice President for Operations, Craig will be responsible for the day-to-day management of L&A’s project portfolio, which includes teamed subcontractor roles at Los Alamos, Sandia, and Savannah River national laboratories as well as the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract, the Oak Ridge Cleanup Contract and the Nevada National Security Site Protective Forces contract.
“This is an important time for L&A as we evolve the organization to manage our continued growth across the DOE complex,” Gelles said. “Craig is a trusted partner and valued leader and I’m excited to work with him again.”
Prior to joining L&A in 2018, Craig served as Associate Lab Director of Infrastructure and Safety at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, among a series of high-level posts at the Stanford-run Laboratory. Before joining SLAC in 2008, Craig’s prior posts include Environment, Health, Safety, and Quality Director at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, several senior ES&H positions for BWXT at the Y 12 National Security Complex, and Manager of Licensing and Safety Analysis for the Babcock and Wilcox Naval Nuclear Facility Division. Craig also spent nearly a decade in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained engineering laboratory technician and supervisor with various positions, including nuclear plant operator on an aircraft carrier, nuclear repair supervisor for a fast attack submarine squadron, and department supervisor of a nuclear support facility.
Craig holds Project Management Professional and Certified Health Physicist credentials as well as aBS in Nuclear Technology and an MS in Safety Sciences.
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