Robert (Bob) Van Namen is senior vice president and chief operating officer at USEC Inc. He is responsible for directing USEC’s business operations, including all aspects of the American Centrifuge program, enrichment operations at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and the company’s government contracting activities with the Department of Energy, as well as overseeing USEC’s wholly owned subsidiary NAC International. He previously served as USEC’s vice president of marketing and sales. He is the head of the USEC Diversity Initiative and is chair of USEC’s Business Conduct Committee.
Prior to joining USEC in January 1999, Mr. Van Namen was head of nuclear fuel management for Duke Energy. His career at Duke also included seven years in nuclear design and safety analysis.
Mr. Van Namen is a nuclear engineer with 28 years of experience in nuclear power. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in industry and professional organizations including the Nuclear Energy Institute and the World Nuclear Association.
Mr. Van Namen earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees at the University of Virginia. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina.
USEC Inc. (NYSE: USU), a global energy company, is a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants.