B&W Y‑12 announced today that Joe Henry has been named Chief Operating Officer, a new position that has been created to assist the president and general manager in overall site management with a particular focus on operations.
Henry currently is president of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) in Erwin, Tenn., and is expected to temporarily serve in the COO position at B&W Y‑12 for the next several months.
“Joe’s expertise and working knowledge of Y‑12 is an asset to us, and we are fortunate to have him assisting us at this time,” said Spencer. “Ensuring safe, secure operations at Y‑12 is imperative, and Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on our mission.”
Henry previously held the position of chief of nuclear safety operations at Y‑12, where he oversaw the site’s nuclear safety program and conduct of operations. He also was Y‑12’s chief interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
Henry is a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. He served as commanding officer for two nuclear submarines (USS Kentucky and USS Key West) and commander of Submarine Group Ten in Kings Bay, GA.