AECOMÂ (NYSE: ACM) has named Mark Whitney, formerlyÂ principalÂ 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 ServiceÂ who has held various positions at DOEÂ overÂ 11 years, AECOM said Thursday.
He has served asÂ acting assistant secretary for environmental management, Â assistant deputy administrator for nonproliferation and international security and acting principal assistant deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation during his time atÂ DOE’sÂ environmental management office and National Nuclear Security Administration.
He alsoÂ 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 ofÂ 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 JohnÂ Vollmer, Â AECOM president of management services.
Vollmer has also recently beenÂ promoted to his current roleÂ afterÂ serving as AECOM’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for management services.