EnergySolutions Hires Industry Leader as COO

Salt Lake City, UT – August 3, 2020 – EnergySolutions announced today the company has hired Jeff Richardson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will start September 21, 2020.  Jeff joins EnergySolutions after serving as SVP of Nuclear Projects for Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in Canada responsible for OPG’s $12.8 billion nuclear megaproject.

Jeff has more than 25 years of nuclear industry experience, having started with Entergy Operations, Incorporated and later moving into Entergy Nuclear, Incorporated where he was responsible for developing, leading and managing complex, multidiscipline projects, teams and initiatives including construction megaprojects.

“I am very pleased Jeff has agreed to join the EnergySolutions team,” stated Ken Robuck, President and CEO of EnergySolutions.  “With Jeff’s industry knowledge and network, combined with his unique drive and focus on safety, he’ll make an excellent addition to the team. His critical thinking, strategic planning, customer focus, and organizational agility position him uniquely to do an outstanding job leading the Company’s growth initiatives moving forward.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I am excited about the future with EnergySolutions,” stated Jeff Richardson.  “EnergySolutions’ longstanding reputation as the industry leader in both nuclear power plant decommissioning and nuclear waste management make this an especially humbling and exciting transition. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve as COO for a company that places its employees, operational excellence, and safety as its top priorities,” added Richardson.

Jeff will be responsible for companywide strategic initiatives and execution for both the D&D and Waste Management divisions.  He will report directly to President and CEO Ken Robuck and will work out of the EnergySolutions Charlotte, North Carolina office. 

For additional information about this announcement please contact Mark Walker at or 801- 231 -9194.

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