The U.S. Department of Energy has named Kevin Hall as deputy manager for the Oak Ridge Office.
“In this role, Hall reports directly to the ORO manager, with responsibilities for the integration of operational and internal business activities, and serves as a focal point to address cross-cutting issues, internal initiatives, and continuity of leadership for the ORO,” a press release said.
“Kevin is an experienced executive with vast leadership and management skills,” said DOE-ORO Manager Larry Kelly. “He will be a huge asset to our operation, and I am excited to welcome him to our management team.”
Hall comes to Oak Ridge from the department’s Savannah River Site Office in Aiken, S.C., where he most recently served as deputy federal project director for oversight, construction, and start-up of the $5 billion Mixed Oxide Fuel Facility project, the press release said. Until August 2012, he was deputy manager for the SRSO. He managed oversight of the Tritium Extraction Facility startup, putting in place a multiyear assessment program that led to a successful nuclear startup and operations.
Previously, Hall was the assistant manager for mission assurance with SRSO responsible for operations, and weapons quality. Prior to that, he was acting assistant manager for material and facility stabilization for the DOE at the Savannah River Site. In this capacity, Hall managed plutonium, uranium, and special nuclear material programs, the release said. He has also served as DOE director of safeguards and security at the SRSO. In this position, he was responsible for protection of all security interests.
In addition, he was the deputy project manager for the Accelerator for Production of Tritium project in Albuquerque, N.M. In this role, he was in charge of establishing the project management framework and managing the technology development program for this $5 billion program, the release said.
Hall has DOE experience in managing operations of nuclear material processing and waste management facilities. He also worked as a nuclear engineer at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and as a shipboard engineer in private industry.
He is a level III federal project director and acquisition professional, the release said. He is a certified project management professional and a 2005 graduate of the DOE SES Candidate Development Program. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina, a graduate of the CERN accelerator school. In May of 2010, he completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators Senior Nuclear Plant Manager course.
Hall is originally from Biloxi, Miss., but he grew up in Tampa, Fla. His interests involve the outdoors, boating, hunting, and competing in triathlons and road races. He has a dream of one day being on the game show “Jeopardy.” Kevin and his wife Lydia have two children in college.