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Arkansas Valley Technical Institute

1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

General Phone: 479-667-2117
Financial Aid Phone: 479-667-2117
Sector: Public, less-than 2-year

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Louisiana Energy Services Hires Plant Manager for the National ... - PR Newswire (press release)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- John Swailes will serve as Vice President and Plant Manager for the National Enrichment Facility (NEF) outside Eunice, New Mexico, according to an announcement by Louisiana Energy Services (LES) President Jim Ferland today. "Hiring John is another important step for us as we get closer to construction," stated Ferland. "He has a wealth of experience with nuclear power and nuclear facilities and will make a great addition to our team." Swailes will be responsible for hiring and training the initial NEF staff, fulfilling the responsibilities of the plant owner throughout the design and construction process, accepting ownership of the plant from the construction organization, initial startup and testing of the plant, and all operations of the facility. Swailes' prior experience includes work for the US Department of Energy; as Vice President of Nuclear and Chief Nuclear Officer for Nebraska Public Power District at the Cooper Nuclear Station; as Engineering General Manager for Energy Northwest at Columbia Nuclear Generating Station; and as Plant Manager of Columbia Generating Station. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy in 1972 and his Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - more available