Mr. Christian is being recognized for his successful negotiation and execution of the billion-dollar project to decommission the Zion Nuclear Station.

EnergySolutionsSALT LAKE CITY – The Energy Daily, an energy trade publication, has awarded EnergySolutions group president John A. Christian the Corporate Leadership Award for 2010. Mr. Christian is being recognized for his successful negotiation and execution of the billion-dollar project to decommission the Zion Nuclear Station located in Zion, Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Chicago and to restore the land for future use.

Mr. Christian’s leadership made possible this first-of-its-kind project announced in September for EnergySolutions to become owner and licensee for the Zion Station transferring the asset liability from Exelon Nuclear to EnergySolutions subsidiary, ZionSolutions.

“I want to congratulate John on this recognition, no one is more deserving of this honor,” said Val Christensen, President and CEO of EnergySolutions. “John’s unique ability to creatively manage such a complex project defines his career and is a real asset not only to EnergySolutions but to the nuclear industry.”

John A. Christian joined EnergySolutions as part of the acquisition of BNG America. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Christian served in various executive positions within BNG America including Chief Operating Officer. In prior executive positions, Mr. Christian has served within Rust International, OHM Corporation, and the IT Group where he was responsible for projects involving large project management, decommissioning of nuclear facilities, nuclear waste management and waste treatment, site closure, and terminating radioactive materials licenses.

“I am honored to be recognized by The Energy Daily for this award and appreciate what it stands for,” said Mr. Christian. “The real credit goes to the respective project employees who daily are committed to safe practices while setting standards of excellence and efficiency on a complex and innovative project opportunity.”

Mr. Christian was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy serving on nuclear submarines, and responsible for various areas of reactor operations, reactor refueling and overhaul, and submarine tactical operations. He received engineering degrees from Duke University and the University of Florida.

The Energy Daily’s 2010 Leadership Awards are awarded to individuals nominated from within their industries. A distinguished panel selects awardees each year for recognition from among the energy industry’s world-class executives and leaders.

Source: Mark Walker | EnergySolutions
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