AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has named Mark Whitney, formerly principal deputy assistant secretary for the Energy Department‘s office of environmental management, as chief operating officer of the company’s nuclear and environment strategic business unit.
Whitney is a nuclear energy and environmental industry veteran and member of the Senior Executive Service who has held various positions at DOE over 11 years, AECOM said Thursday.
He has served as acting assistant secretary for environmental management, assistant deputy administrator for nonproliferation and international security and acting principal assistant deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation during his time at DOE’s environmental management office and National Nuclear Security Administration.
He also managed the department’s nuclear security, nonproliferation and energy security operations in Russia, as well as led power plant construction projects that facilitated the closing of the last Russian plutonium production reactors.
“His leadership while with the U.S. Department of Energy led to many successes for both environmental management and the National Nuclear Security Administration, ” said John Vollmer, AECOM president of management services.
Vollmer has also recently been promoted to his current role after serving as AECOM’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for management services.