Two U. S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) employees retired last month after a combined 34 years of federal service.
Eddie Holden, a traffic management specialist for the Facilities Operations Division at OREM, retired on December 31 with 10 years of federal service.
Holden oversaw transportation activities for the agency, leading the effort to maintain compliance and keep hazardous materials off public roads and was responsible for the Haul Road Transportation Program, a press release said. He played a critical role in the development of DOE’s Radio Frequency Identification Transportation System, used for paperless shipments and electronic tracking of vehicles, which cuts costs and improves security.
Holden is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and holds a bachelor’s degree in transportation/logistics. He and his wife Carol live in Farragut and have four grandchildren. In retirement, Holden looks forward to fishing, playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren, the press release said.
Richard Frounfelker, an engineer with OREM, retired on December 27 following 24 years of federal service.
Frounfelker, a resident of Oak Ridge, joined DOE after working 10 years as a consultant, where he evaluated the design and operation of more than 40 different technologies for disposal of waste in the United States and Europe.
He joined DOE in 1990 to help with the startup of the Toxic Substances Control Act incinerator at the East Tennessee Technology Park, formerly the K-25 site. During his time at DOE, Frounfelker added work scope in the areas of pollution prevention, energy reduction, and sustainability efforts, which led to numerous awards for K-25. The release said Frounfelker also made significant contributions to the reindustrialization effort at K-25.
Frounfelker is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science. He has two sons and is a member of Kern United Methodist Church.