PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER
James Smith is Edgewater’s President, and Chief Executive Officer, and serves on Edgewater’s Board of Directors. In this role he is responsible for developing the Company’s vision, culture, and infrastructure, and ensuring successful execution of its business strategies while instilling a culture of high standards for quality and excellence among the Employee/Management Team.
James has nearly 40 years of experience in reactors, spent fuel, and high-level waste operations, with extensive project leadership experience in Integrated Safety Management and Plant Operations of Nuclear and High Hazard Facilities. His specialties include the leadership, administration, and management of large government contracts, engineering, construction, startup, and operations of high-hazard, complex, nuclear and chemical facilities. Prior to joining Edgewater’s senior management team in 2013, James served as Vice President of the URS GMOS office, having served the legacy group of URS companies for over 35 years.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Charlie McVay is Edgewater’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He also services as Director of Oak Ridge, International, and the Northwestern U.S.. As Vice President and COO he provides leadership to shape the strategy and culture of a successful, rapidly expanding professional and technical services company supporting nuclear, high-hazard, and complex operations nation-wide, and in the U.K. and Canada. As Director of Oak Ridge, the Northwestern U.S., and International, he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater projects and Company-wide special projects.
Charlie has over 30 years of experience in project management, waste management, TRU waste, D&D, fuel treatment and shipping, waste operations, safety basis, and the design and construction of waste treatment and disposal facilities. Prior to joining Edgewater, he managed major Nuclear and Environmental projects at Dounreay Nuclear Sites, Washington River Protection, Oak Ridge, and West Valley.
LLC MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER, AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michael Kirkpatrick is co-founder, LLC Member, Board of Director, and CFO of Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC. In this role he provides support for Edgewater’s Senior Management Team and ensures a strong infrastructure is maintained to serve both our customers and our professional staff.
Michael is a former Detachment Commander in the U.S. Army, with more than 30 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry, including support of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear complex. Co-founding Edgewater in 2003, his specialties include government contracting, personnel management, operational readiness, the systematic approach to training, and qualification of nuclear facility personnel.
LLC MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER, AND FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER
Glenn Cox is co-founder, LLC Member, Board of Director, and FSO of Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC. In this role he provides support for Edgewater’s Senior Management Team and ensures a strong infrastructure is maintained to serve both our customers and our professional staff.
Glenn has nearly 40 years of experience in the DOE and NRC industries. During the 1980s he served as an NRC-Licensed Reactor Operator at the Catawba Nuclear Station. Transitioning to DOE in the 1990s, and co-founding Edgewater in 2003, his specialties include government contracting, project management, safety basis, nuclear operations, ISMS, conduct of operations, and regulatory compliance.
Charles H. (Chuck) Moseley, Jr., P.E.
Quality Assurance Manager
Chuck Moseley is Edgewater’s Quality Assurance Manager. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater’s Corporate Quality Assurance Program and Project-Specific Quality Assurance Plan development, implementation, and assessment. In this role he reports directly to the Edgewater’s Chief Operating Officer and has no responsibility for cost, budget, or schedule of Company activities. His specialties include the development and review of safety programs, most notably of programmatic quality assurance, operational quality assurance, and quality control. He is a nationally recognized expert in nuclear standards and received the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Standards Lifetime Achievement Award. Chuck achieved a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in Nuclear/Civil Engineering from Princeton University, an Executive MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Theological Masters Certificate from Southeastern Baptist Seminary.
Mr. Moseley’s 50 years of technical and management experience in the nuclear industry has included extensive support in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-regulated commercial power industry. From 1997 through 2007 he served as the Quality Assurance Director, Quality Programs/Nuclear Safety Manager for the Oak Ridge Y12 Plant. He has provided DOE Headquarters assistance in developing QA Orders and Guidance documents, as well as NNSA programmatic initiatives for implementation across the weapons complex. Chuck has been a member of the ASME NQA Main committee for 23 years and past National Chairman of the ANS Standards Board, current member National Nuclear Facilities Standards Committee. He is a current member and Past National Chairman (18 years) of the ANS/ANSI 18.7/ANS 3.2 Administrative and QA Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants, Member and past National Vice Chairman for ANS 21 Reactor Standards, and past ANS National ASME Co-Chair of Nuclear Risk Management Coordinating Committee. He is also the National Vice Chair for the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Standards Committee (1998 to present), and National Chair of the Energy and Environmental Division Standards.
Dr. David Moody
Dr. David C. Moody has been a principal consultant for Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC. since January 2016. In this role he provides strategic, management, and technical support to the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, as well as support for the commercial nuclear industry.
Dr. Moody has extensive senior management experience, serving as DOE Manager for both the Savannah River Site and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. He also served as technical staff member and manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years.
Director of Business and Financial Services
Mike Jochmann is Edgewater’s Director of Business and Financial Services. In this role he manages a broad range of financial, accounting, and commercial responsibilities including contracts, financial analysis, reporting, and strategic planning, while directing the Company’s accounting and operational functions.
Mike has over 30 years of experience, in the power and environmental sectors for large Fortune 500 companies. His specialties include finance and accounting, government contracting, government Cost Accounting Standards, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). He is a native Pittsburgh, and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Director of Accounting Operations
As Director of Accounting Operations for Edgewater, Benita oversees the Company’s accounting operations including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash management. She is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that ensure company assets are safeguarded, and that financial reporting is prepared in compliance with financial policies, governmental accounting standards, and US GAAP.
Benita has over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry. Her specialties include accounting management, financial analysis, and regulatory compliance. Benita has provided accounting and management services to Edgewater since 2004. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia and holds a Master of Managerial Accounting from Brenau University.
Melissa (Missy) Edmondson is Edgewater’s Accounting Manager. In this role she is responsible for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial and accounting information for the Director of Business and Financial Services, as well as invoicing, receivables, payroll, timekeeping, and employee HSA account management.
Missy has over 18 years of experience managing large, multi-level company accounting and financial functions. Her specialties include accounting and finance, financial audit reporting, payroll, and office management. She is a native of Tennessee, and graduate of Nashville State Community College.
Senior Accounting Analyst
Benjamin Miesel is Edgewater’s Senior Accounting Analyst. In this role he manages the tax filings, governmental and business licenses, and accounts payable. He also functions as the Counter Terrorism Operations Support program manager providing support for major projects in Oak Ridge and the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).
Benjamin graduated from Carson-Newman University with a B.S. in Accounting and has over 10 years of experience in accounting with a focus on governmental accounting and auditing. After transitioning from public accounting into corporate, he was quickly hired at a Fortune 500 company to streamline their monthly accounting responsibilities and provide oversight for their outsourced accounting partners in India. At Edgewater, he started as the program manager for their Counter Terrorism Operations Support program and has expanded his scope to include the tax and regulatory filings.
Director of Human Resources
Dennis Key is Edgewater’s Director of Human Resources. In this role he is responsible for the Company’s Human Resource operations including hiring and maintaining a diversified pool of employees to meet the needs of our customers. He also ensures the Company meets all human resource regulatory requirements, as well as company, and customer specific requirements, and works closely with the management team to ensure we hire and retain quality employees.
Dennis has over 30 years of experience in the nuclear weapons complex. His specialties include program management, human resources, the Fair Labor Standards Act, maintenance, maintenance training, and work control. Prior to joining Edgewater, he served as the Site Staffing Manager, and Corporate Human Resource Manager for the Savannah River, and the Manager Human Resource/Business Partners for the Sellafield Site in the United Kingdom.
Director of Recruiting and Business Development; and
Deputy Regional Director for the Southeast
Kelly Canady is Edgewater’s Director of Recruiting and Business Development. In this role she is responsible for all recruiting, talent acquisition, customer interface, and senior staff advisor business development and contract management.
Kelly has over 30 years of experience in staffing recruitment and business development within the DOE complex. Her specialties include business development, strategic planning, recruiting, personnel management, employee benefits, and contract negotiation. She has been responsible for the personnel management, recruiting, and oversight of large staff augmentation contracts including a preferred vendor Master Services Agreements providing staff augmentation services for more than 13 years with over 700 placements. She also developed and managed major Tier-1 contracts and successfully directed the hiring and contract negotiation of more than 250 ARRA stimulus personnel in a five-month period at the Savannah River Site.
Director of Southeastern U.S. and Special Projects
Steve Threet is Edgewater’s Director of Southeastern U.S. and Special Projects. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to the Edgewater projects in the southwestern region of the United States, and other key Edgewater special projects and initiatives. His specialties include program management, nuclear and waste operations, facility startup, safety basis implementation, assessments, conduct of operations, and integrated safety management.
Steve has over 30 years of experience within the U.S. Navy, Department of Energy, and aerospace industry. He has served in key management positions on projects related to the aerospace industry, nuclear deterrent and detection, and the nuclear weapons complex. He has managed numerous nuclear operations and technical support projects and assisted in the formation of two commercial companies. Since joining Edgewater in 2014 he has developed and managed multiple new regional cost centers for the Company.
Deputy Director of Southeastern U.S. and Special Projects
Mr. Gibson is Edgewater’s Deputy Director for the Eastern US and Special Projects. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater’s Eastern U.S. region, and special projects including staff augmentation contracts at Savannah River Remediation (SRR), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), and the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) D&D project in Niskayuna, NY.
Jim has over 35 years of experience managing, coordinating, and facilitating operations and their supporting functions. He possesses a diverse background in operations, nuclear power, hazardous waste, and other high-risk operational environments. A former licensed Reactor Operator at Plant E.I. Hatch Nuclear Facility (BWR), he is also a Certified Lead Auditor and Qualified Causal Analyst, he has supported DOE’s Savanah River Site since 1989.
Project Manager, Canada, and Program Manager ES&H
Steve McNitt is Edgewater’s Project Manager for Canadian operations, and, Edgewater’s Environment Safety and Health Program Manager. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater’s Canadian projects and leads the Company’s Environmental Safety and Health Program. His specialties include program management, ES&H, radiological safety, nuclear and waste operations, D&D, safety basis implementation, assessments, conduct of operations, and integrated safety management.
Steve has over 30 years of combined experience in the U.S. Department of Energy nuclear complex, the U.K. nuclear industry, the U.S. commercial nuclear industry, and the U.S. Nuclear Navy. His effective leadership focuses personnel on teamwork, and the practical, real-world application of integrated safety management, integrated work control, and conduct of operations principles. Prior to re-joining Edgewater, he served for ten years in the U.K. as the Manager of Environmental Health, Safety, Security, and Quality (EHSSQ) at two Magnox reactor sites, where this leadership resulted in Magnox program awards for excellence and multiple fleet-wide accepted innovations in the company’s EHSSQ programs.
Program Manager for Environmental Services
Glenn Siry is Edgewater’s Program Manager for Environmental Services. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater environmental remediation projects. His specialties include design engineering, program management, waste management, waste characterization, waste transportation, waste certification assessments, environmental restoration, environmental compliance assessments, and maintenance planning.
Glenn has over 35 years of commercial nuclear power and DOE complex experience. Since joining Edgewater in 2010 Glenn has been extensively involved in the development of Environmental Services across the DOE complex.
Program Manager, Nuclear Safety & Criticality
Joe Jones is Edgewater’s Nuclear Safety & Criticality Safety Program Manager. In this role he is responsible for leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater nuclear safety projects across the complex. His specialties include program management, engineering, nuclear operations, design, development, and implementation of DOE and NRC safety basis programs, criticality safety, USQD, and all safety basis licensing and regulatory requirements of CFR, DOE, and NUREGs.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and over 25 years of experience in safety basis and engineering support in the DOE and NRC environment, Joe has served as Safety Basis Manager, Nuclear Safety & Licensing Engineer, Senior Test Director, Design Authority, Cognizant Engineer, Unreviewed Safety Question Evaluator; and as primary Project, Operations, Process, Systems, and Equipment Engineer. Mr. Jones joined Edgewater in 2006.
Vice President for Strategic Development and Southwest Regional Director
In this role Lee provides leadership for business development and strategic growth of Edgewater with a focus on managing an expanding portfolio in the Southwestern US Region. She oversees Edgewater’s operations in the southwest including establishing and maintaining close relationships with clients and strategic partners and helps attract and retain top technical talent to support the nuclear operations, maintenance, research and development, and environmental missions of our clients.
Lee has over 30 years of experience in nuclear and manufacturing engineering, radiological and nuclear facility management, and large-scale project management. Her career has included managing large and complex projects and organizations, management of contracts, business development, and effecting organizational changes within large DOE contractor organizations. During her career she held senior management positions at ORNL, Y-12, and West Valley and most recently served as a Director of Business Development for AECOM Nuclear and Environment in Oak Ridge, TN. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Deputy Director of Southwestern U.S.
Donald (Don) George is Edgewater’s Deputy Director for the Southwest U.S. region. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater projects in the Southwest, including LANL, WIPP, NTS, and LLN. His diverse background includes expertise in program and project management, regulatory oversight, permit application and renewal activities, federal (EPA) and state (NMED) environmental compliance, and radioactive and mixed waste operations and management.
Don has over 30 years of experience supporting federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and the private sector. He served as senior Department of Energy representative at both the WIPP and Los Alamos field offices, and most recently as Vice President of Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3). He was part of the original Stoller Corporation ownership team that grew Stoller from a small to a large technical support company. Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from New Mexico State University.
PROGRAM MANAGER; LANL
In this role he provides leadership, management, technical support and oversight for all activities based out of Los Alamos. He is also Edgewater’s lead for Nuclear Field Operations at LANL, supporting LANL’s Readiness and Technical Services group. His specialties include program management, nuclear/facility operations, LL and TRU waste operations, D&D, assessments, conduct of operations, operational readiness, and training development.
Kelly has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with an Emphasis in Organizational Management. He has over 22 years of experience supporting DOE facilities including Rocky Flats, Portsmouth, Oak Ridge, Paducah, and LANL. Since joining Edgewater he has been involved with the oversight and start-up of Nitrate Salt Processing and TRU Waste Shipping programs as well as supporting numerous facility assessments and Operational Readiness Reviews for Hazardous and Low-level shipping programs.
Bruce A. Earls
Contracts Manager; Southwest Region
Bruce Earls is Edgewater’s Contract Manager for the Southwest U.S. In this role he manages a broad range of regional contract activities including day-to-day operations at our Los Alamos office and support for Carlsbad contractual activities. He is also heavily involved in Edgewater’s Community Outreach programs and our financial support and interactions with numerous local charities.
Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. Nuclear Navy, the commercial nuclear industry, and the DOE weapons and environmental complex. His specialties include nuclear facility operations, conduct of operations, training and qualification program management, criticality safety training, and contract administration. In the Navy he served on a nuclear submarine and as a prototype instructor. After leaving the Navy, he served as a General Atomics research reactor operator, and then in various technical capacities at multiple commercial nuclear facilities. Before joining Edgewater in 2005, Bruce provided training-related services to an international software company.
Los Alamos Operations Program Manager
In this role Tom provides leadership, technical support, and integrated safety management oversight of nuclear and hazardous operations at the Los Alamos National Lab with a focus on enhancing weapons production operations.
With a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering and certification in project management and incident command, Tom has over twenty five years of nuclear and high-hazard facility, plant and operations management experience in the DOE and DOD industry. His experience includes operational startup and recovery, process safety management, work control, and manufacturing/production at installations such as WIPP, Rocky Flats, Pantex, Tooele Chemical Disposal Facility, and the Los Alamos National Lab.
PROJECT MANAGER; LANL NUCLEAR OPERATIONS
John Hamrick is Edgewater’s Project Manager for LANL Nuclear Operations Consulting. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater projects involving nuclear and high-hazard operations. John is a core manager with Edgewater, and has been with the Company since its founding in 2003.
With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and an NRC Reactor Operator’s License, John has over thirty years of nuclear operations experience in the commercial and DOE nuclear industry, including support for Duke Energy, the Savannah River Site, Rocky Flats, and the Los Alamos National Lab. His specialties include extensive knowledge of nuclear operations, Documented Safety Analysis development and implementation; Safety Management Program development and implementation, conduct of operations, quality assurance, engineering, and training, as well as nuclear facility assessment preparation and performance; and project management.
PROJECT MANAGER; LANL MAINTENANCE PLANNING
Richard Maestas is Edgewater’s LANL Project Manager for Maintenance Planning services. In this role he provides leadership, management, and technical support to Edgewater’s Work Planning Organization within the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This group provides planning services and work control for maintenance and construction activities across the entire site.
Richard has over 35 years of combined experience in Occupational Safety and Health Standards (Construction Industry), Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), Quality Engineering, and Quality Improvement Management Systems. His specialties include project management, QA, work control and authorization, and the development of planning documents including integrated work packages for DOE nuclear and high-hazard facilities.
OFFICE MANAGER; OAK RIDGE, AND PRINCIPAL RECRUITER
Tracy Hanson is Edgewater’s Oak Ridge Office Manager and Senior Recruiter. In these roles she manages Oak Ridge Office operations and supports Edgewater’s employees and customers in the Oak Ridge area. Additionally, she provides full life-cycle talent acquisition for all Edgewater activities. She has placed over 350 professionals at Department of Energy sites in Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, and other sites across the DOE/NRC complex.
Tracy has over 25 years of experience in recruiting, office management, contract management, human resources, and systems operation/administration. She has worked at DOE and DOD sites in Tennessee and Virginia and apples her extensive knowledge of policy and procedure best-practices to support Edgewater employees and customers.
SITE AND OFFICE MANAGER; CARLSBAD
Angelle Clair is Edgewater’s Carlsbad Site Manager and Office Manager. In this role she provides leadership, management, and technical support for Edgewater personnel working at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Site and provides customer interface with WIPP and NWP management.
Angelle has over twenty years of experience in human resources and business management which has included a variety of responsibilities such as recruiting, payroll and benefits administration. Angelle has demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize the ever-changing workload.
Katie Gaither is Edgewater’s dedicated Technical Recruiter to the Northwest Region with supporting roles to Oak Ridge, TN and Paducah, KY operations. Katie is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and has been recruiting for the nuclear industry since 2015. She is experienced in supporting Department of Energy Prime Contractors, primarily for the Environmental Management/Legacy Cleanup sector, and has placed over 150 contractors across the DOE complex, including Hanford, Oak Ridge, Paducah, Portsmouth and WIPP.