Daniel Hoag has more than 31 years of experience as a safety professional, program manager, operations manager and a project professional.

NNSA-LogoDaniel Hoag has been named deputy manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Production Office (NPO) that was established in June to provide federal oversight of nuclear production missions at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Under his new position, Hoag will serve as the deputy manager for NPO with responsibilities as the chief operating officer for both the Pantex and Y-12 operations. He reports to Steven Erhart, NPO Manager, who is now operating from the NPO office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

“Dan is a highly respected and proven leader who has a wealth of experience in the oversight of nuclear production operations and major construction projects,” said Erhart. “He will play a key role in the day to day management of operations at both Pantex and Y-12.”

The mission of the NPO is to execute contract management and oversight to safely and securely maintain the nuclear weapons stockpile for the nuclear security enterprise; provide enriched uranium for naval, research and isotope production reactors; and support nonproliferation activities to reduce the global nuclear threat.

Hoag previously served as acting manager and deputy manager of the NNSA’s Y-12 Site Office (YSO) in Oak Ridge. He has more than 31 years of experience as a safety professional, program manager, operations manager and a project professional. He previously served as the YSO senior project director and was responsible for the oversight of approximately $4 billion of construction and modernization projects at Y-12. He also has held other key management positions at YSO, serving as the assistant manager for Operations, assistant manager for Programs and as chief of the Environment, Safety and Health Branch.

Hoag is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He received a B.S. degree in industrial safety from the University of Central Missouri in 1980, and an M.S. degree in safety from the University of Tennessee in 1994. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Project Management Professional. He and his wife Becky have three children and live in Farragut, Tennessee.

Pantex is responsible for nuclear weapons life extension programs; nuclear weapons dismantlement; the development, testing and fabrication of high explosive components; and the interim storage and surveillance of plutonium pits. Y-12 supports the nuclear security enterprise through uranium storage, processing and manufacturing operations.

Source: Steve Wyatt | NNSA Production Office
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