nuclear waste management
Company: B&W Conversion Services
Location: Lexington, KY, United States
After serving in the United States military in the Vietnam War, George Edwards Dials began working in the energy industry. He worked for a coal company, which exposed him to the facets of the field, and was recruited by other companies soon thereafter. Mr. Dials joined B&W in February 2006 and served as the president and CEO of its Y-12 LLC program and as the executive vice president of the technical services group before assuming his current position in January 2011. A strong leader and manager, Mr. Dials is responsible for building strategic plans, handling the budget, maintaining operations, and running two manufacturing facilities. He is also tasked with the final testing, startup, and steadily increasing conversion operations of a first-of-a-kind nuclear material processing facilities in the United States designed to convert depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) to a stable uranium oxide product for ultimate disposal and hydrofluoric acid for sale under contract to an established commercial customer.
Mr. Dials’s career in nuclear waste management, energy and national security spans four decades. A results-driven professional, Mr. Dials worked the for U.S. Department of Energy, ICF Kaiser International, Inc., Waste Control Specialist LLC, and Louisiana Energy Services, as well as other reputable companies before joining B&W’s team. Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Dials has led numerous projects in the area of waste management, and has been noted for turning around complex problems and leading organizations to better performances. For his exceptional work, he earned the Wendell D. Weart Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Waste Management Symposium in 2012, which is the top honor in the field of nuclear waste management. He was also honored with the U.S. Department of Energy Exceptional Service Medal, and Distinguished Public Service Award from the state of New Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »