Source: Washington Post | Steve Overly
A former Energy Department official has been named chief executive of Centrus Energy Corp. less than six months after the Bethesda-based supplier of enriched uranium to nuclear plants emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Daniel B. Poneman will start as president and chief executive Monday, serving as a successor to John K. Welch, who stepped down in October.
Poneman was appointed deputy secretary in the Energy Department in 2009, a position in which he oversaw and implemented the Obama administration’s call to harvest energy from oil, natural gas, wind, solar and other energy sources in cleaner and more secure ways.
Poneman’s career has alternated between government service and the private sector.
In 1975, as an intern for then-Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), Poneman wrote his first memo on uranium enrichment.
“In some form or another I have been doing this on and off for 40 years,” Poneman said in an interview.