Centrus names Cutlip VP for field ops

Centrus Energy Corp. has named Larry B. Cutlip as vice president for field operations, effective May 23. He will oversee the company’s activities in Oak Ridge, Ohio and Kentucky. Cutlip will assume the duties of Steven Penrod, vice president for American Centrifuge, who’s leaving the company at the end of June. Cutlip will also retain his role as president of American Centrifuge Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary. He’ll be based in Oak Ridge, where the centrifuge research activities are taking place.

Here’s a statement from Centrus President Dan Poneman:

“Larry has decades of hands-on experience with all facets of the uranium enrichment enterprise, from manufacturing centrifuges to plant operations,. He is a strong leader with a steady hand.  With his deep technical background, Larry will ensure that Centrus maintains its preeminence in enrichment technology so that we are prepared to resume commercial enrichment when the time is right.”

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