A longtime consultant to the nuclear industry is scheduled to step into an executive position at the Nuclear Energy Institute on Sept. 24.
The Washington, D.C.-based trade group for the nuclear power industry said Douglas True would succeed John Pitesa as chief nuclear officer and executive vice president. In his new role, True will oversee NEI’s programs on used fuel, emergency planning, risk assessment, radiation safety, environmental protection, and fuel and materials safety, according to a Tuesday press release.
True spent nearly three decades as president of ERIN Engineering and Research, a nuclear safety consulting firm based in Walnut Creek, Calif. The company merged with multinational engineering consultancy Jensen Hughes in May 2015, after which True served as an executive vice president at Jensen Hughes. He will leave his position at the company’s Power Services Group, NEI said.
Pitesa, a loaned executive from Duke Energy, will stay on at NEI through Dec. 1 while True transitions into his new job.