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Edlund recognized

Robert A. “Bob” Edlund, senior program manager with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Y-12 Site Office, has received the NNSA Bronze Medal for his efforts to revitalize the Y-12 National Security Complex.

“It was a surprise and a great honor,” Edlund said Thursday night, Aug. 17. “I think it was more of a team effort. It’s really a recognition for the entire plant.”

Edlund said his position puts him in charge of a $300 million budget that is used to renovate and upgrade the Y-12 facility. His program is responsible for building new buildings, tearing down old buildings, upkeep of existing buildings and disposal of old material. During the past six years, Edlund has been responsible for approximately $300 million of new construction, facility demolition and maintenance related work at Y-12. 

“Under Bob’s management, we have reduced our deferred maintenance backlog, embark-ed on an aggressive demolition program and made key investments in replacement facilities.  This has become a major success story in our efforts to modernize Y-12,” said Ted Sherry, manager of the Y-12 Site Office.

Edlund has been member of the Y-12 Site Office staff since 1995.  He previously held engineering management-related positions with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Operations. 

Before joining DOE in 1992, Edlund worked in the nuclear power program for the Tennessee Valley Authority and last served as acting lead mechanical/nuclear engineer at the TVA’s Sequoyah Nuclear Plant near Chattanooga.

Edlund received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Alabama – Huntsville.  Edlund and his wife Anita, live in Farragut where he serves on the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission.


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