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Y-12 owners name new manager

BWX Technologies Inc. has named George E. Dials BWXT Y-12 president and general manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

Dials, who assumes responsibility effective Feb. 20, replaces Steve Liedle, who was serving as acting general manager. Liedle continues as the BWXT Y-12 Deputy General Manager.

“George brings the experience necessary to manage and operate this nuclear weapons complex,” said John A. Fees, president and chief operating officer for BWXT. “For more than five years, BWXT has had a positive influence on Y-12 operations. With George as part of our management team, it is a testament to our unyielding commitment to the Y-12 facility, employees and the DOE.”

Dials has nearly three decades of experience in energy with more than 15 years focused on the nuclear industry. His career has included operating a private hazardous waste disposal facility, and leading and licensing a low-level radioactive waste treatment and storage facility as president of Waste Control Specialists, LLC. He oversaw all management and operations contractor design, engineering and scientific studies of the Yucca Mountain Project as president and general manager of TRW Environmental Safety Systems Inc.

Dials has served in management positions with ICF Kaiser International, Inc. and as manager of the Carlsbad Area office for the DOE, managed the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant project and the National Transuranic Waste Program. He also served as assistant manager of the Idaho Operations office in Idaho Falls, responsible for site engineering and support group.

During a 10-year military career, Dials served as an officer in Germany, Vietnam and Korea. Dials was assigned as a military research associate to the Los Alamos National Laboratory on Army nuclear weapons planning and development programs. He earned a Silver Star and Bronze Star for valor for combat operations in Vietnam.

Dials earned a degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a master’s degree in political science from MIT; and a bachelor’s in engineering from the United State Military Academy, West Point.


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