For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Gibson, Executive Director, UNI
Phone: (240) 563-2223
June 4, 2019
The United Nuclear Industry Alliance Works with the American Nuclear Society to Promote U.S. Business
THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT FROM THE ANS' FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE SPECIAL SESSION CAN BE VIEWED HERE
Rockville, MD – The United Nuclear Industry Alliance (UNI) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) will be hosting an interactive nuclear supply chain special session during the ANS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. The dual session and workshop is titled “The Next Generation of Supply Chain Innovation–A New Business Road Map for the Supply Chain, Domestic and International” and will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
This inaugural session will discuss the need for U.S. suppliers to be more competitive in order to be successful as the nuclear industry transitions into the next decade of new nuclear projects. The first part of the session is a panel discussion featuring industry executives sharing their perspectives on what is needed to improve collaboration, communication, and integration between suppliers and utilities/operators.
The panel includes:
- Donald Hoffman, UNI Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of EXCEL Services Corporation, ANS Past President and Fellow will introduce UNI – Who Are We, How Are We Different, and What’s Our End Objective/Plans to Improve U.S. Supplier Business Domestically and Internationally
- Graham Cable, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial Integration, Westinghouse North America will speak about the International U.S. Supply Chain Challenges - First Hand Experience
- Don Dracon, Vice President, Business Development AECOM will present the
U.S. Supply Chain Enhancement for Domestic and International Opportunities
- Art Wharton, Vice President Market Development, Studsvik will cover Export Strategy – How Can We Create A “Team USA” Supply Chain to Compete Internationally
Part two of the special session is an interactive workshop in which the attendees will work with the industry executives from the panel to identify and prioritize supply chain issues with corresponding actions. Together they will begin the first phase of the 2019-2020 Supply Chain Strategic and Tactical Working Plan.
UNI and ANS plan to continue to host the supply chain special sessions and workshops during ANS national meetings to continue the work of identifying industry challenges and update the Supply Chain Strategic and Tactical Working Plan.
UNI Executive Director, Greg Gibson, will chair the first special session in Minneapolis. He said, "UNI is pleased to work with the American Nuclear Society to host these sessions and develop the business infrastructure, policies, and programs needed to make America compete effectively in the international nuclear market. The U.S. must take their seat at the head of the table where billions of dollars is at stake, representing thousands of well-paying jobs for U.S. workers and suppliers.”