TVA Names New Senior VP, Chief Nuclear Officer

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By Editors of Power Engineering

The Tennessee Valley Authority has named Mike Balduzzi its senior vice president and chief nuclear officer.

He will report to Joe Grimes, executive vice president of generation, and oversee the operation and optimization of TVA’s nuclear fleet.

“Mike’s effective leadership and strong operational experience have helped us focus on achieving operational excellence throughout the organization,” Grimes said.  “His expansive industry experience and success in his prior role make Mike an excellent choice to lead the Nuclear organization in achieving and sustaining top industry performance.”

Balduzzi has 34 years of experience in the nuclear industry with numerous leadership roles in operations, maintenance and oversight activities at facilities such as Vermont Yankee, Nine Mile Point and Pilgrim. He joined TVA as senior vice president of nuclear operations in January 2014.

Balduzzi has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also completed the Senior Nuclear Plant Management Course at INPO and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, while serving as a Director on the National Nuclear Accrediting Board.

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