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Danielle Miller
(208) 526-5709

For Immediate Release
May 30, 2014


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 Idaho site.

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








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