Regulatory Veteran Scott Head Joins Certrec’s OLC Team as the Business Development Director

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40 Year Nuclear Licensing and Compliance Expert to Help Expand Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance Team

Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, announced today that industry veteran Scott Head has joined its staff to serve as the Office of Licensing and Compliance Business Development Director.

Mr. Head recently retired from the STP Nuclear Operating Company. During the last nine years, he was responsible for all safety and environmental activities performed to support obtaining and maintaining the Part 52 Combined Licenses for South Texas Project Units 3 &4. He has over 40 years of experience in the areas of Licensing, Project Management, Engineering, and Compliance.

“We’re very pleased to have someone with Scott’s industry experience join our OLC team,” said Ted Enos, Certrec President. “I have known Scott for many years and I am excited to have his energy and expertise on our talented team. He helps round out our professional team with his licensing and new plant experience.”

In his role as Licensing Manager for STP Unit 1&2, Scott led the effort for the Licensing of the Special Treatment Exemptions that directly led to the development of the 50.69 Rule. He also led the effort that resulted in the first application of Risk Informed Technical Specifications.

“This is a critical time in the nuclear industry. We are excited to have Scott Head join the Certrec team. His licensing expertise and leadership will greatly assist our clients.” – Ted Enos, President of Certrec.

“Certrec is doing things in the industry that few can match,” says Head. “Their collaborative tools and processes were vital to us as we teamed with an international consortium to license STP 3&4. I have always regarded Certrec as a premier leader in providing regulatory services and support. I have worked with Certrec since the 90’s and continue to be impressed with their people, professionalism, and support of the nuclear industry.”

“I am excited to be a part of this solid company,” says Head, “as I strongly believe that Certrec is in an excellent position to help the industry deliver the nuclear promise.”

Founded in 1988, Certrec is an engineering and technology based organization providing regulatory support services in the electric power industry. With over 1,000 cumulative years of direct industry experience (including nuclear, fossil, and renewables), Certrec has developed exceptional capabilities to support regulatory activities emanating from regulatory entities such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and others regulatory agencies. Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), Office of Assessment and Recovery (OAR), Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), and Office of New Plant (ONP) services are used by utilities and entities across the United States to help manage the regulatory process to their advantage.

Certrec offers support from highly skilled and experienced industry professionals including degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear). Additionally Certrec's staff has multiple degreed personnel in physics, communications, a variety of MBAs, and information technology. This highly skilled team of personnel has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission.

For over 25 years, Certrec has been utilizing its hundreds of years of industry experience to help clients develop and manage solutions to complex regulatory issues. Combining this direct industry experience with Certrec's Information Technology assets has led to development of technology-based solutions and tools directly targeted to the electric power industry and specifically focused on helping clients manage regulatory issues.

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