John Stewart has more than 27 years of experience in the operation, construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants.

John_StewartB&W Y-12 LLC has named John Stewart chief of Nuclear Safety Operations at the Y-12 National Security Complex. He has been acting chief since January 2011.

“Our priority at Y-12 is always the safety of employees, the public and the environment,” said Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12, which operates Y-12 for the National Nuclear Security Administration. “John’s continuing leadership ensures an uninterrupted focus on safe operations.”

Stewart has more than 27 years of experience in the operation, construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants. He is a retired Navy captain whose assignments included service as the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Tennessee, a nuclear ballistic missile submarine, and of the Trident Refit Facility (TRF) in Kings Bay, Ga., where he led a workforce of 1,700 with an annual budget of more than $150 million.

“My interest is in continuing to strengthen procedures and safety programs at Y-12,” Stewart said. “By ensuring safe and secure operations, we’re able to continue Y-12’s essential work in support of nuclear security worldwide.”

Stewart has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, as well as master’s degrees in national resources management from Industrial College of the Armed Forces and engineering management from Catholic University of America, both in Washington, D.C. He replaces Joe Henry, who was named president of Nuclear Fuel Services in Erwin, Tenn.

Source: B&W Y-12 Public Affairs
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