Wayne Solomon Promoted to General Atomics Division VP

Wayne Solomon, former deputy director of the magnetic fusion energy division at General Atomics, has been elevated to a vice president role within the same unit.

The physicist will be responsible for providing strategic vision and technical leadership for magnetic fusion programs in his new position, General Atomics said Friday.

Solomon joined the San Diego-based defense technology company in 2016 as deputy director for DIII-D, a national fusion research facility supported by the Department of Energy.

He also served as director of science and technology, helped develop the company’s long-range strategy for its MFE division and managed S&T and technology development initiatives under the energy group.

“A confluence of events has set the stage for rapid advances in fusion energy in the coming years, and I look forward to working with the team to secure an inspiring and rewarding future for everyone in MFE as we strive to make fusion energy a reality,” Solomon said.

He previously co-chaired the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics Community Planning Process and led the Long Range Planning Subcommittee of the Department of Energy’s Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.

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