IRVINE, Calif. - Monday, October 29th 2012 [ME NewsWire]
Appointment of Prominent Commercial Nuclear Executive Completes Kurion’s Board Expansion
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear, mixed and hazardous waste management, announced today the appointment of Dr. Aris S. Candris to its board of directors. Dr. Candris is the fourth outside director to join the company’s board in the last two months.
"I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Candris to Kurion’s board of directors,” said John Raymont, Kurion founder and CEO. "His decades of experience in the global commercial nuclear industry will give Kurion important insight into the distinct needs of this growing sector as we seek to expand our commercial nuclear waste management business.”
Dr. Candris is a notable executive and worldwide leader in the commercial nuclear industry. He spent more than 35 years at Westinghouse Electric Co., most recently as president and CEO, until his retirement in March 2012. His prior roles at Westinghouse include senior vice president of the nuclear fuel and nuclear services business units. Candris holds a doctorate and a master of science degree in nuclear engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of arts degree from Transylvania University. He also serves on the boards of directors of NiSource (NYSI:NI), the Nuclear Energy Institute, the World Nuclear Association, and Pittsburgh's Allegheny Conference on Community Development; he is a member of the boards of trustees for Carnegie Mellon University, Transylvania University, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; and he serves on the advisory board of the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
"The appointment of Dr. Candris completes the current expansion of Kurion’s board,” said Ralph DiSibio, Kurion’s chairman of the board. "Dr. Candris complements Kurion’s executive team and board of advisors, providing valuable experience and relationships in the commercial nuclear sector.”
KURION PROVIDES INNOVATIVE, EASILY DEPLOYABLE TECHNOLOGIES TO ACCELERATE PROJECT PERFORMANCE AND COMPLIANCE AND SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE CUSTOMER RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT LIFE-CYCLE COSTS. FOUNDED IN 2008, KURION IS BACKED BY LEADING ENERGY INVESTORS LUX CAPITAL, FIRELAKE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND ACADIA WOODS PARTNERS. HEADQUARTERED IN IRVINE, CALIF., KURION OPERATES A TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT ITS RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS LICENSED FACILITY IN OAK RIDGE, TENN., TWO FACILITIES IN RICHLAND, WASH., FOR TESTING, EQUIPMENT STORAGE, ENGINEERING AND "COLD” NON-RADIOACTIVE TESTING, AND PERFORMS "HOT” RADIOACTIVE TESTING AT PNNL IN RICHLAND, WASH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.KURION.COM.
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