Mark Whitney,Â formerly chief operating officer of AECOMâs (NYSE: ACM)Â nuclear and environment strategic business unit, has been named general manager and executive vice presidentÂ of the unit.
He succeeds the retiring Todd WrightÂ to oversee the segmentâs daily operations, business development efforts and strategic initiatives, AECOM said Monday.
Whitney will also lead the companyâs operations and administrative support work with local and international government clients such as the U.S. Energy Department and the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
JohnÂ Vollmer, president of management services group at AECOM, said Whitneyâs experience as the business unitâs COO and tenure with DOE would support the companyâs growth efforts in the nuclear market.
Whitney is a 20-year nuclear industry veteran who joined AECOM in 2016 after serving as principal deputy assistant secretary at DOEâs office of environmental management.
He held leadership roles at DOEâs National Nuclear Security Administration such as interim principal assistant deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation and assistant deputy administrator for nonproliferation and international security.