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September 26, 2023

North Wind makes executive move, no word yet on next CEO

By ExchangeMonitor

North Wind Group has appointed Shayne Naugle as the new North Wind Services president, although there is no word yet on a successor to the parent company’s CEO Christopher Leichtweis, who announced plans to step down this year.

North Wind announced the promotion of Naugle, who previously led the company’s Northeast operations, to president of North Wind Services in a September press release.

Naugle replaces Jim Furr, who is now president of North Wind Technologies as well as chief information officer for the parent company, a spokesperson said by email Monday.

Naugle has more than 27 years of experience in energy, environmental and construction projects, largely for the Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons complex and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“The North Wind Group president/CEO search is still active,” the company spokesperson said in reply to an Exchange Monitor inquiry. Leichtweis, who heads the Idaho Falls-based North Wind Group, announced in June he planned to step down but would stick around through Dec. 31.

North Wind is a frequent partner to larger players in the DOE weapons complex, though it holds the prime contract for cleanup at DOE’s Energy Technology Engineering Center within the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California and the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings site in Utah.

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