Centrus appoints vice presidents


By Frank Lewis

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Centrus Energy Corp., a support company for the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, who oversee the RD&D project at Piketon announced Wednesday that Kevin Alldred will be appointed as senior vice president, business strategy and Elmer Dyke as senior vice president, business operations. Alldred and Dyke’s appointments will be effective on Oct. 1 and Sept. 1, respectively.

“As we work to refocus our business and meet our customers’ needs, I am delighted to welcome these seasoned veterans to the team,” Daniel B. Poneman, Centrus president and chief executive officer, said. “With our vision of making Centrus a trusted and reliable nuclear fuel and services provider in the coming years, their intimate knowledge of the industry and the market will make them a valuable addition to our management team.”

Alldred will lead the company’s effort in strategic business planning and the development of new business and market opportunities designed to advance Centrus shareholders’ interests through project development, contractual arrangements, and strategic business alliances. He will be responsible for identifying and expanding business opportunities beyond the LEU business segment in commercial and governmental markets, in order to satisfy Centrus customers’ requirements.

“Centrus and its predecessors have played a pivotal role in nuclear energy and national security for decades,” Alldred said. “Collectively the team has centuries of experience that can be leveraged to grow the company with new partners and in new lines of business. I look forward to leading that effort in the years to come as we continue to support critical missions here in the United States and in markets around the world.”

Dyke will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) business. That will include the sourcing, sales, and delivery of LEU and uranium to customers in the United States and around the world.

“I believe Centrus is in a good position to support our customers’ needs,” Dyke said. “With our solid track record of on-time and on-spec deliveries, and a new focus on putting the customer first, we have a great opportunity to assure that the nuclear fuel market remains diverse, reliable, and competitively priced.”

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