Eugene Grecheck: Nuclear energy expert

Eugene Grecheck is a nuclear expert who has been involved in the industry since the mid-1970s. He served on ANS’ Board of Directors for many years and was elected ANS’ 61st president, serving from 2015 through 2016. Grecheck is a highly seasoned executive with more than 40 years of experience in commercial nuclear power generation, including operations, engineering, licensing, training, security and emergency planning, new plant development, and nuclear safety review.

Employed by Dominion Resources for more than 38 years, Gene held positions including nuclear station manager, site vice president at two different stations, and vice president of nuclear services and nuclear engineering. For over a decade, he led Dominion’s new plant development activities, including negotiating cooperative agreements with the DOE on NP2010, and submittal of applications for an Early Site Permit and a Combined Operating License for the proposed North Anna Unit 3.

Grecheck currently provides executive level oversight and counsel to a variety of nuclear technology clients; areas of focus include safety review, operational excellence, design rigor, regulatory issues, license application development and economic and market analysis. Clients have included nuclear operators, advanced reactor designers, DOE contractors, legal and insurance firms, and National Laboratories, as well as engagements on executive Advisory Boards for several startup and early-in-life-cycle organizations.

A native of Schenectady, New York, Gene received a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA Upgrade from Syracuse University. He also completed The Executive Program at the Darden Graduate School of the University of Virginia, as well as the Senior Plant Management Course conducted by INPO. He was licensed by the USNRC as a Senior Reactor Operator. Gene was chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Executive Task Force on new plants and a member of the NEI Task Force on radiation protection, as well as vice chair of the Electric Power Research Institute Advanced Nuclear Plant Steering Committee and member of the Nuclear Power Council. In addition, Gene served on the Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was a representative for the United States on the Gen IV International Forum.  He currently serves as Chair of the Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors for Generation Atomic.

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