Restoration Services Inc., or RSI, has named a new president.
Paul Clay will succeed company founder and outgoing president Staci Ferguson, a press release said. Ferguson will continue as vice president of corporate relations.
RSI is a small employee-owned environmental and project management services company that has its headquarters in Oak Ridge. Its clients include the U.S. Department of Energy, Tennessee Valley Authority, and UCOR, DOE’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge.
Clay joined RSI in 2008 as director of environment, safety, health, and quality, the press release said. Before joining RSI, he worked for Jacobs Engineering Group, where he was vice president and deputy general manager for the Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC joint venture in Oak Ridge.
Clay has 45 years of experience, including 34 years as a project and program manager of environmental restoration and waste management work performed for private sector and government clients, including DOE, TVA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Defense.
“It was important for the owners, as we transitioned from a woman-owned to an employee-owned company, that we maximize the company’s future potential by placing our trust in someone who can take the company to the next step,” Ferguson said. “Paul not only brings his previous big business leadership to the company, he also brings integrity, passion, and an unprecedented reputation in our industry.”
She said the RSI employees and the company’s reputation have always been her passion.
“Paul’s willingness to step into this new role allows me to refocus my efforts on maintaining our corporate culture in an employee‑owned light,” Ferguson said.
RSI vice presidents Rick Ferguson and Peter Caswell will retain their current responsibilities, continuing to focus on project management, operations, and business development, the press release said.
RSI has 250 employees performing environmental remediation, project management, and renewable energy services. The company has offices in Oak Ridge and Portsmouth, Ohio.