John Eschenberg, a three-decade environmental management veteran, has been named the next president and project manager of Amentum-led Hanford Site contractor Central Plateau Cleanup Co. in a move slated to take effect May 16.
He will succeed Scott Sax, who will retire after a nearly four-decade industry career, and assume management responsibility for the 10-year, $10 billion nuclear waste cleanup contract the Department of Energy awarded in January 2021, Amentum said Monday.
Eschenberg is currently serving as president and project manager of Washington River Protection Solutions, a joint venture between Amentum and Atkins that helps DOE manage radioactive and hazardous waste tanks at the Hanford Site.
As the WRPS head, he oversaw the Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste program and the Tank-Side Cesium Removal system for the decommissioned nuclear production complex in Washington state.
Wes Bryan, project director of the Defense Waste Processing Facility and Saltstone Production Facility Project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, will take over Escheberg’s current responsibilities effective April 18.