LEXINGTON, KY, May 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
--George Dials, President of B&W Conversion Services, has been named a Worldwide Who's Who Executive of the Year in Business Leadership. While inclusion in Worldwide Who's Who is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Worldwide Who's Who membership.
B&W Conversion Services is an LLC formed through the partnership of the Babcock & Wilcox Company and URS Corporation specifically to bid on the start-up and operations contract for the U.S. Department of Energy's Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion project. The firm was awarded the nearly half-billion dollar contract for this first-of-a-kind nuclear materials processing project in January 2011. As the president of BWCS, Mr. Dials oversees the continuing safe operations, operational and engineering initiatives and production improvements at the two conversion facilities in Paducah, Kentucky and Piketon, Ohio. The BWCS corporate office is located in Lexington, KY.
Mr. Dials has more than 40 years of professional experience, with over two decades in executive leadership roles. Prior to becoming President and CEO of B&W Conversion Services, he served in a number of senior executive positions including President and CEO of B&W Y 12 LLC, responsible for the Y12 national security complex; President of TRW EES Division, the DOE contractor for the Yucca Mountain project; and as a member of the Senior Executive Service, he was the Director of the Carlsbad Area Office responsible for licensing the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) for disposal of the nation's nuclear weapons related transuranic waste. For his service in this position, he was awarded the U.S. DOE Exceptional Service Award in 2008. An expert in nuclear waste disposal, Mr. Dials was presented with the 2012 Wendell D. Weart Lifetime Achievement Award for his innovative work in the field.
After a highly decorated career in the armed forces including service as an Infantry Company Commander in Vietnam, Mr. Dials started his civilian career by accepting a position as an executive in the energy company. Following his Appalachian coal field heritage, he worked for nearly 15 years as an executive and consultant to coal mining and energy development companies. His activities included serving as the Assistant Vice President, Engineering, Ashland Coal Company, Vice President of the Mining and Reclamation Council of America, a government relations and lobbying firm representing the coal industry in Washington, D.C., and President of Massey Coal Services. With his recruitment into the U.S. Doe's Senior Executive Service to address nuclear materials processing and nuclear waste disposal issues, he turned his attention to nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear related national security programmatic activities. He attributes his success as a turn-around specialist and problem solver to the leadership skills he developed at West Point and the breadth of his educational experiences at both West Point and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He particularly attributes this to his MIT thesis advisor, Dr. David Rose, who taught the course "Socio-technological Problems and Solutions" for encouraging his interest in taking on complex, difficult problems and defining their solutions. During the next five years, he hopes to complete his current first-of-a-kind project and move on to other challenges in the industry.
Mr. Dials received his Master of Science in nuclear engineering and his Master of Science in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has a bachelor's degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the United States Military Academy Alumni Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fly-fishing and skiing.
For more information about B&W Conversion Services, visit http://www.bwconversionservices.com
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