UCOR, the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge, has picked Matt Marston as its new chief operating officer.
Marston will replace Kenneth Rueter, who was recently named as the new president and project manager at the Savannah River Remediation Project, a press release said.
It said Marston joined the UCOR team as manager of project support for the Deactivation and Decommissioning, or D&D, group in September 2011. He led an organization of project support staff that included engineering, planning, radiological protection, characterization, environmental compliance, waste management, industrial safety, industrial hygiene, and procurement personnel. He also provided technical oversight and input to project teams engaged in the planning and execution of D&D work, and he led project performance measurement efforts in support of prime contractor award fee negotiations, the relesae said.
More recently, Marston was assigned as deputy area project manager for the D&D group as a part of a realignment of UCOR D&D projects
“Matt was selected for this position because of the exceptional work he has done on our D&D projects and the vast knowledge he brought to UCOR,” said Leo Sain, UCOR president and project manager. “I’m certain his D&D experience will help him continue his excellent performance in this new role as we work to safely and cost-efficiently clean up East Tennessee Technology Park and other sites in Oak Ridge.”
Working on ETTP D&D projects was the latest achievement of Marston’s 28-year career, which has focused on nuclear site D&D, engineering, and project management, the press release said. He previously served as the chief operating officer for TSSD Services Inc. in Oakland, Maine, where he was responsible for recruiting and placement of temporary and permanent professional and technical personnel for clients in the nuclear industry, business development, and contract administration. He was also responsible for development and implementation of corporate policies, programs, and procedures. Before becoming chief operating officer for TSSD, he served as a management consultant and manager of projects for the company.
He has also served in management roles at Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company in East Hampton, Conn.; Pickering Nuclear Generator Station in Pickering, Ontario; Bath Iron Works Corporation in Bath, Maine; and various other projects, the release said. Marston has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine.
UCOR is DOE’s Environmental Management contractor at the Oak Ridge Reservation. The company is a partnership between URS and CH2M Oak Ridge LLC. It is responsible for deactivation and demolition of the K-25 facility at ETTP, as well as other work at ETTP, the Y-12 National Security Complex, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.