Source: MarketsInsider | Release | September 11, 2017
Dr. Louis F. Centofanti stated, “Since joining Perma-Fix over a year ago, Mark has superbly repositioned our Services Segment and improved our sales organization. Mark has also helped advance new technologies and new opportunities within the Treatment Segment. He brings a proven track record leading large projects at the DOE and other sites nationwide.”
Larry M. Shelton, Chairman of the Board, commented, “I want to thank Lou for his vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to the organization. Since founding Perma-Fix in 1991, and with his leadership as CEO, we believe that Perma-Fix has become one of the world’s premier nuclear waste treatment companies. Lou’s contributions to the company, the environment and the country have been invaluable, and we look forward to Lou’s continued inspiration and leadership.”
Mark Duff concluded, “Today’s announcement represents a great honor to follow in Lou’s footsteps as CEO of Perma-Fix. Lou is an industry icon. Perma-Fix is positioned as one of the leaders in the nuclear waste treatment and service market with a strong asset base and marketable discriminators afforded by our three unique treatment facilities. I am committed to building upon Lou’s legacy, and capitalizing on key opportunities we see ahead. We have built a highly scalable business, which should enable further diversification of our client base going forward, and provide a stable foundation for growth. Leveraging my background in the sector, which strongly complements our infrastructure and sales organization, I feel we can effectively bid and win new business.”
Mr. Duff, age 54, joined Perma-Fix in June 2016 and brings over 30 years of management and technical experience in nuclear material processing, management and decommissioning. He has successfully delivered services to the nuclear industry, Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD), environmental and construction markets as a corporate officer, senior project manager, consulting firm co-founder, and federal employee. Prior to joining Perma-Fix, Mr. Duff oversaw the successful completion of over 70 performance-based projects at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Paducah, KY, where he served as the Project Manager for the Paducah Remediation Contract, a five-year project with a total value of $458 million.
About Perma-Fix Environmental Services
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is a nuclear services company and leading provider of nuclear and mixed waste management services. The Company’s nuclear waste services include management and treatment of radioactive and mixed waste for hospitals, research labs and institutions, federal agencies, including the Department of Energy (“DOE”), the Department of Defense (“DOD”), and the commercial nuclear industry. The Company’s nuclear services group provides project management, waste management, environmental restoration, decontamination and decommissioning, and radiological protection, safety and industrial hygiene capability to our clients. The Company operates four nuclear waste treatment facilities and provides nuclear services at DOE, DOD, and commercial facilities, nationwide. Mr. Duff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
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