Idaho Falls, ID - The U.S. Department of Energy Office of
Environmental Management today announced that John (Jack)
Zimmerman has been named Deputy Manager of its
highly-successful Idaho Cleanup program, which oversees the
environmental cleanup and waste management mission at DOE's
Mr. Zimmerman has more than 25 years of experience in
nuclear operations, project management, and environmental
management, including 18 years with the U.S. Department of
Energy. Mr. Zimmerman is currently the Program Manager for
the Department's Portsmouth Paducah Project Office's DUF6
Conversion Project, and previously served as the Associate
Director of the Miamisburg Closure Project. His experience
includes business management associated with program
planning, development, and administration. He has extensive
expert knowledge of environmental restoration practices,
worker safety, radiological safety, regulatory reform,
nuclear safety and quality assurance. Mr. Zimmerman will
assume his new duties beginning in July, and succeeds Jim
Cooper, who plans to retire from federal service at the end
of July 2014.
"We are extremely pleased that Jack is joining the
management team at the Idaho site," said Acting Assistant
Secretary for Environmental Management, Dave Huizenga. "Jack
is a proven professional who brings a wealth of knowledge
from the Miamisburg Closure Project, and most recently the
DUF6 Conversion Project. We look forward to working with him
and continuing the success of the environmental cleanup
mission at the Idaho Site."
As deputy manager of the Idaho Operations Office, Mr.
Zimmerman will oversee 45 Federal employees and nearly 3,000
contractor staff who carry out environmental cleanup and
waste management functions at the Idaho site. Mr. Zimmerman
will also be responsible for an annual federal and
contractor budget of approximately $400 million.
"I look forward, with great enthusiasm, to working with
everyone involved in the environmental cleanup mission and
others at the Idaho Site," said Zimmerman. "Together, we
will safely accomplish great things."
Editorial Date June 3, 2014
By Danielle Miller