Steven Penrod, the manager of Paducah’s gaseous diffusion plant has been named Vice President of USEC’s American Centrifuge Project. Penrod currently serves as USEC vice president of enrichment operations and has been responsible for USEC’s facilities in Paducah and Piketon, Ohio.
The American Centrifuge Project is a uranium enrichment plan seeking to modernize technologies and material for more efficient generation of nuclear power.
Penrod began work at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in 1979 and has managed the wind down of USEC operations in Paducah, as the facility is returned to the Department of Energy.
USEC is a U.S. corporation, supplying enriched uranium to nuclear power sites worldwide.