The general manager of the new federal security contractor in Oak Ridge has resigned for personal reasons, the company said in a Friday statement.
Greg McDowell, general manager of National Strategic Protective Services LLC, is a member of the NSPS senior leadership team, and he was instrumental in the successful transition of the U.S. Department of Energy security contract from WSI Oak Ridge to NSPS in March, the statement said.
“NSPS is disappointed to see him leave this critical post and has begun the search for a new general manager,” the statement said. “Mr. McDowell will remain with NSPS through September 2013 to ensure a seamless transition and ensure that the company’s protective force and administrative leadership team continue to flawlessly execute the contract.”
NSPS is a joint venture of Triple Canopy Inc. and Securiguard Inc.
“NSPS thanks Mr. McDowell for his contributions to the contract, four decades of overall service and commitment, and notes its appreciation for his security industry expertise and leadership,” the statement said.
In January, the DOE Oak Ridge Office announced that NSPS had been awarded a $182 million, five-year contract to protect U.S. Department of Energy sites in Oak Ridge, including the East Tennessee Technology Park, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Joe L. Evins Federal Building, and the rest of the Oak Ridge Reservation, not including the Y-12 National Security Complex.
WSI Oak Ridge had provided protective force services in Oak Ridge since 2000, but the company lost that contract as well as a contract to guard Y-12 National Security Complex after three anti-nuclear weapons activists broke into Y-12 on July 28, cut through three fences in a high-security Protected Area, and vandalized a uranium storage building.