Williams named UCOR’s chief operating officer

Williams Fran Color 2014Fran Williams has been named chief operating officer for URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR), the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup manager in Oak Ridge.

Williams is returning to the Oak Ridge contractor after retiring last year from her post as manager of environment, safety, health and quality assurance. She will succeed Matt Marston, who left UCOR last month to accept a senior management position with AECOM — one of the contractor’s parent companies.

According to UCOR, Williams played an important role in the contractor achieving Star status in the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

In a statement, UCOR President Ken Rueter welcomed Williams back to the Oak Ridge contractor’s management team. “Her skills and expertise are ideally suited to the needs of this project as we continue to clean up the East Tennessee Technology Park (former site of the nation’s largest uranium-enrichment plant) and support DOE in transforming the site into a private sector industrial park.”

During her career, Williams has filled multiple management roles, including executive director of environment, safety, health and quality assurance at the Sellafield site in the United Kingdom.

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