Past President,
American Nuclear Society

President, Technology Resources

Mr. Quinn has over 35 years experience in managing nuclear and fossil utility contracts and personnel in support of both project and supplemental assignments at various utilities in the U.S.  He is past President of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) (1998-1999).  He has managed and performed projects in licensing and compliance, electrical and controls design, startup and operation, including Standards development for the Instrument Society of America (ISA)  and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is the author of over 50 papers and presentations on nuclear instrumentation and control subjects. He has been an instructor at the MIT Summer Reactor Safety Course for over 15 years and a Board member of the nuclear engineering programs at both Oregon State and The Ohio State University. He currently provides the licensing support for the six awarded IOM nuclear projects in China. In 2009, he was awarded the highest award in IEC, the 1906 Award, for the development of standards.  In 2011, he received the ANS Walter Zinn Award, named after the first President of ANS.

Mr. Quinn holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA, and a Masters in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.


Mr. Bromley has over 35 years of experience in nuclear power, both commercial and naval, and participated as a plant operator in the construction and commissioning of both naval and commercial nuclear plants.  He licensed as a Senior Reactor Operator, and later moved on to Training, Outage Management, Engineering, IT, Quality Assurance, and Program Management.   Mr. Bromley recently left Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, where he conducted corporate oversight activities, and managed requirements, commitments, document content, and policies and procedures for new build activities for NPPs in the U.S.  Before Mitsubishi, Mr. Bromley consulted in the areas of reliability engineering, operational readiness, probabilistic risk assessment, process improvement, and project management.

Mr. Bromley holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and an MBA.


Mr. Calkins has 35 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry working in a number of areas, including:  Large project development, project management, business development, product development, and product line management. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Company and predecessor companies ABB CE Nuclear Power and Combustion Engineering, Inc. for over 33 years.  The most recent assignment at Westinghouse was as the project director for Korean projects within the Nuclear Automation division, directing a staff of program managers responsible for delivery of safety and non-safety I&C systems to 3 major Korean projects with annual revenues of approximately $60 million.  Prior to that, Mr. Calkins served as the director, Protection Systems Engineering with Nuclear Automation, leading a staff of over 200 people focused on the delivery of safety systems to new plants as well as the maintenance and qualification of the Common Q I&C platform.

While at Westinghouse, Mr. Calkins was selected to participate in the first wave of Customer First Leaders (Continuous Improvement tools – 6 sigma, lean, human performance and behavioral differentiation) to be trained in Westinghouse.  He spent 2 years using these tools to manage improvement projects within the New Plant division of Westinghouse. 

Other experience includes new plant business development for large turn-key bids, such as the Lungmen Project and managing proposal development and customer negotiations on major bids to Korea Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP) for the Shin-Kori 1&2 and Shin-Wolsong 1&2 projects.  These were high-value contracts with engineering, mechanical and I&C scope of supply.

Mr. Calkins holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute and its successor the University of Lowell (now UMASS Lowell) in Lowell, MA and an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Hartford in West Harford, CT.


Mr. Davidson has over 30 years of experience in the Electric Utility field, primarily in the Finance/Project Controls arena.  His utility background comes from the Southern California Edison Company and he spent time in the Engineering & Construction and the Transmission & Substation Department’s as well as in the Nuclear Generation Business Unit. 

Mr. Davidson also spent two years with the Department of the U. S. Treasury working at the U. S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  His tenure there was in support of the Essential Services Ministry’s – Ministry’s of Electricity, Oil, Housing & Construction, Municipalities & Public Works, Transportation, and Communications.  He was also employed by DynCorp International supporting the Department of Defense in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Mr. Davidson is currently employed with Technology Resources as a Supply Chain Sr. Commercial Manager supporting the Invensys China Nuclear Program.

Mr. Davidson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.


For the last ten years, Dr. Frederickson has been providing consulting services in the areas of  safety system architectures and safety system reliability analysis.  He has also continued working on various committees developing safety standards as discussed below.                          

For the previous fifteen years, Dr. Frederickson was involved in the development and marketing of triple modular redundant (TMR) controllers for use in safety applications. He was the Vice President of Engineering for four years at the Triconex Corporation and directed the development of their first triplicated controller for safety applications. Subsequently he served as the Vice President of Advanced Technology for the Triconex Corporation for eleven years and provided sales support and product marketing.

Previously he was the Vice President of Engineering at August Systems for four years and lead the development of the first TMR controller for industrial safety applications. He formerly directed the development of control systems for industrial processes for Measurex Corporation.  He also worked for the Boeing Company as a guidance and control system engineer for six years.

He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Brian worked at the USAEC/NRC for 33 years in engineering management and project management  for reviews of construction and operation of nuclear facilities, including areas of design control, vendor inspection, and safety conscious work environment.  His recent consulting work covers technical, regulatory, and management issues.

He has consulted for IAEA in the areas of configuration management, design basis management, safety assessment team guidelines, and inspector training.   Brian is a member of the ANS N-17 Standards Consensus Committee, NTAG, and NESCC.


Dr. Hannaman holds a Professional Engineering Registration with over 30 years of experience in solving electrical and nuclear engineering safety and operation problems for a wide range of nuclear reactor types, process plants and industrial facilities using reliability and probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) techniques. Dr. Hannaman has provided profitable returns in various technical and project management positions with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, General Atomics, NUS Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation, and Data Systems and Solutions. He has published numerous technical papers and reports on human reliability, risk assessment, aging failures, reactor safety, design and operation.  Developed and applied human reliability assessment (HRA) methods to consider the impact of operator interactions before and during accident conditions in risk models. Experience includes data collection from operational records and training simulators, database development, analysis and integrating the results into risk and reliability studies to identify cost effective management priorities for enhanced design, safety, operation, and maintenance in a wide range of facilities.  

He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University.


Mr. McNamara has over 30 years experience in the Power Generation and Computer Industries. This experience covers Operations, Testing, Construction Management, Outage Management, Licensing, Procedure Writing, and design/use of computer database applications.


Senior Reactor Operator Certification-General Electric, Susquehanna I (BWR4) (1982)

Senior Reactor Operator Certification (BWR6) at Boiling Water Reactor Training Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, by General Electric Company (1980)

Shift Test Engineer Qualification NAVSHIPS 0989-028-5000 (S6G & S8G), General Dynamics (1978 - 1979)         

Radiation Containment Training, General Dynamics (1978)

ANSI N45.2.6 Level III Startup Engineer

Project 2 - Training conducted by PSDI and Southern California Edison.(1991)


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Engineering minor), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA (1976)

Digital I&C Licensing Consultant – Technology Resources and other firms (July 2000 to Present)

Provided licensing assistance to vendors and utilities in varied digital licensing areas with emphasis on defense-in-depth and diversity (D3), communication, digital technical specification, environmental qualification of platforms, software hazard analyses, diverse manual initiation paths, software tools, software quality, independence, verification and validation, configuration management, interpretation of HICB BTP-14 and 19 guidance, and the application of the new 50.59 Rule for digital modifications.  Wrote numerous position papers illustrating how certain digital systems comply with the digital Regulatory Guides and IEEE Standards.

The D3 efforts resulted in several written assessments for plant specific applications where the imposition of a software common mode failure to the digital platform for both RTS and ESFAS is taken and an ensuing safety analysis is performed.  Provided a D3 assessment for a digital diesel excitation modification at Comanche Peak. Participate in the qualification efforts and the writing of the 50.59 reports for this modification. For I&C vendors, oversaw NRC audits of software quality and hardware compliance with Appendix B criteria, verification and validation and equipment qualification. Provide written assessment for NRC open issues resulting from the review of a generic Topical Report and these audits.

Provided licensing assistance to utilities in the selection of digital platforms based on complexity, licensing thresholds and issues, safety significance and scope. Where control room changes were proposed and made due to digital modifications (resulting in hybrid control rooms), NUREG 0700 was used as review guidance to ensure meeting HFE standards and regulations. Examples are in the Reactor Protection System, Post Accident Monitoring System, Turbine Controls and Diesel Generator Controls. Represented vendors and utilities in meetings and conference calls to discuss licensing issues using digital systems.  Have provided on numerous instances, liaison efforts between industry and the NRC to aid in an acceptance of position in several licensing areas.


22 years experience in PWR design, analysis, and performance engineering

Performed/Directed design of control, monitoring, and protection systems for ABB CE plants

Obtained 12 patents on CE’s control, monitoring, and protection systems

Managed new product / service development for 3 years

2 years experience in project management in the Westinghouse Nuclear Automation organization often involving nuclear qualified equipment

9 years experience as consultant: supported the sale of a technical business in Europe, teamed to develop an I&C business strategy for a company in Asia and continue providing engineering consulting services for an I&C company in the US. The most recent major assignment was supporting the Toshiba acquisition of the Westinghouse nuclear power assets. Support was provided to the Toshiba nuclear office in Tokyo and the USA team in the USA.

12 years experience in Finance and Accounting project management activities

Managed Finance and Accounting group for 3 years that prepared budgets, forecasts, and official financial statements − Provided financial support to Business Development organization for 6 years consisting of:

_ Acquisition analyses of two (2) companies

_ Pricing / Full Cost Model development, updates and configuration control for costing and developing prices for products and services

_ Margin analyses; sales incentive calculations; budgeting and variance analyses; and analytical support as requested in support of technical proposals

_Performed analysis, administrative and engineering support for 300 person Engineering  services organization for 3 years


Mr.  Peterson has 35 years experience in nuclear reactor safety analysis.   He is a key author of the RETRAN-3D reactor system transient analysis software.  He has been principal analyst for numerous transient analyses projects for boiling water reactors, pressurized water reactor and small modular reactors.


Mr. Quinn has over 40 years’ senior management and technical experience with core expertise in the areas of corporate management and processes; project management; facility design, operations and maintenance; and regulatory/standards compliance.

He has led and/or performed management, management process, and facility reviews, audits and assessments for over 20 years for clients including private manufacturing, government organizations, and private and public utilities.

Jerry was a senior corporate officer for several smaller engineering consulting companies, and helped develop the companies’ “ground-up” including defining positions, responsibilities, accountabilities, controls, and establishing corporate processes to support corporate growth through acquisitions and business development in both the U.S. and Europe.

He has led teams to define and change process and procedures during changes in both the regulatory authority and regulations; he has assessed causes, recommended improvements, and provided management/implementation plans for corrective actions, both organization and process-based, responding to regulatory notices of violation; and he led efforts to obtain regulator certification for first-of-a-kind facilities.

Also during his career, Mr. Quinn was U.S. Navy Electrician; a licensed reactor operator and a systems engineer at a commercial nuclear power plant; and the Manager of three services Divisions for a major Architect Engineer.  He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and is a registered Professional Engineer in six states.


Mr. Short is a power industry professional with 25 years of experience in commercial nuclear power, fossil fueled electric power generation, and Department of Energy weapons production and storage. He has managed programs, mentored operators, and delivered technical services to various clients in the areas of training, performance assessment, good conduct of operations, simulator procurement, and operational recovery. Outside of the power industry, Will has worked on automated credit scoring and loss modeling projects for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and was co-manager on the Electronic Case Filing project at the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. He is past president of a Maryland technical services firm and former owner of a technical staffing franchise in Lawrenceville, GA. Before joining the Technology Resources team, Will was Chief Financial officer at Harvard Business Services, Inc. in Lewes, DE.  He attended Ohio State University and is a veteran of the United States Navy's Submarine Service.

Mr. Turk has over 40 years of experience in commercial nuclear power and naval nuclear power. The vast majority of that time has been spent in the areas Engineering Management for new plant build and advanced plant design.  Mr. Turk is currently providing consulting services to the nuclear industry including new plant licensing, NPP project evaluations, engineering training and process improvement for new plant projects. He has recently consulted for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on regional plans for nuclear power programs. He has also advised the Emirates Nuclear Engineering Corporation (ENEC) and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in support of the technology evaluation of the Braka project. In the US he has provide support for NRC Design Certification and Combined Operating License applicants.  He is currently supporting the implementation of the nuclear corrective actions program for the six awarded IOM nuclear projects in China.

Mr. Turk was Engineering Manager at ABB-CE for the development, design integration and NRC Certification of the System 80+ Standardized Plant which is currently the bases for the Korean APR1400.  He was extensively involved in numerous design and process improvement projects within the Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) Business Unit of Westinghouse Electric Company in preparation for the first AP1000 Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contracts.  These projects were based on extensive and specialized training as a Master Blackbelt in the areas of six sigma, lean manufacturing, human performance and behavioral differentiation. In addition Mr. Turk developed and conducted in house training programs in these areas.  While serving in the US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program he qualified as Engineering Department Head and was a Division Director and Instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Mr. Turk is located in Connecticut and is the author of numerous papers on new nuclear plant design and deployment.

Mr. Turk holds a B.S. and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy N.Y.



The University of Maine, Orono, ME; B.S. Chemical Engineering (August 2007)        

 •    Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

•    Pulp & Paper Foundation Scholarship Recipient

•    Secretary/Vice President, UMaine Student Chapter of TAPPI/PIMA

•    Student-Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

•    Dorm Counselor/Mentor, UMaine Pulp & Paper Summer Program


Invensys Process Systems, Foxboro, MA


Project Application Engineer II         July 2009 – August 2011

Nuclear Department

•         Identified functional requirements adopted by the customer for the Diverse Actuation System (DAS) in order to ensure a safe shutdown in the event of a software common-cause failure of the main safety system

•         Designed and implemented DAS control logic, HMI, and cabinet configuration with minimal customer design input

•         Interfaced with engineering design institutes based in China to update customer design input with DAS-related requirements

•         Authored procedures detailing the content & format required for System Requirements Specifications & Software Requirements Specifications utilizing IEEE standards

Rotation Engineer         August 2007 – July 2009

Engineering, Global Product Support, Proposals, Development

•         Worked in four departments in six month intervals in order to gain a broader knowledge of the business

•         Learned basic control strategies by working with engineers to complete projects

•         Designed and configured system graphics for use with multi-variable control systems

•         Engaged in direct contact with customers to troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues

•         Submitted firm and budgetary proposals ranging from $50,000 to $4,000,000

•         Interfaced with numerous groups, including Engineering, Legal and Sales to complete proposals

•         Qualified Foundation Fieldbus (FF) devices interoperable with Foxboro I/A Series DCS IACC software

•         Authored test procedures to qualify FF devices with Foxboro I/A Series DCS InFusion software
Dr. Richard Thomas Wood

Dr. Richard Wood has over 30 years of experience in leading digital I&C programs with Oak Ridge National Lab, DOE, NRC, IEC, IAEA and other domestic and international forums. Dr. Wood is currently leading a project to investigate development and demonstration of a model-based assessment approach for qualification of embedded digital devices in nuclear power plant applications. Dr. Wood serves as the Technology Area Lead (TAL) for Instrumentation, Controls, and Human Machine Interfaces (ICHMI) under the DOE Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) program and previously as the ICHMI TAL under the DOE Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) R&D program. In addition, he is contributing to the planning for the Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation technical area under the NEET program and is leading research on the development of diversity measures as part of the digital technology qualification project. Dr. Wood is a founding member of the Instrumentation, Controls, and Human-Machine Interface (ICHMI) Technologies Working Group. This group has periodically provided research priority input to Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) regarding ICHMI needs for advanced reactors. Dr. Wood contributed to development by the group of an ICHMI Technology Research Roadmap for the DOE Generation IV (Gen IV) and Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) programs. Four workshops have been organized by the group to support the development of research guidance. Two workshops held in 2002 (Gaithersburg, MD, in May and Washington, DC, in November), resulted in development of an ICHMI research priority ranking that was used by DOE-NE to guide NERI solicitations for research proposals. A third workshop was held in Reno, NV, in June, 2006, to discuss development of the ICHMI Technology Research Roadmap. A fourth workshop was conducted in August 2007 in Monterey, CA, to present the Roadmap and solicit stakeholder feedback. In 2008, Dr. Wood contributed to the generation of a technology development roadmap in support of the Grid Appropriate Reactors Campaign of the DOE Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.

Under the sponsorship of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dr. Wood has served as program manager and principal investigator for instrumentation and control (I&C) system regulatory review support and research addressing safety-related applications of digital technology at commercial nuclear power plants. His current research activities involve support for revision of the regulatory guide on electromagnetic compatibility and technical analysis in support of potential regulatory rulemaking on common-cause failure. Over the years, his responsibilities have included project management and technical contribution for multiple concurrent projects addressing issues such as regulatory knowledge capture, classification and inventory of digital I&C systems, diversity and defense-in-depth strategies, interdivisional communications within highly integrated control rooms, field programmable gate array design approaches for safety-related applications, identification and assessment of emerging I&C technologies, environmental qualification of digital I&C equipment, electromagnetic compatibility of I&C systems, lightning protection of power plants and ancillary structures, international licensing experience with advanced digital I&C systems, wireless technologies for nuclear plant I&C system communications, aging of I&C equipment and components, safety system functional architectures for advanced light-water reactors, and establishment of international cooperation on I&C research. During this period, Dr. Wood led development of the technical basis for three regulatory guides that have been issued by NRC [RG 1.180, RG 1.204, and RG 1.209], contributed to the revision of existing regulatory guides and Chapter 7 of the Standard Review Plan (NUREG-0800), and provided technical support for review of industry- submitted topical reports. In addition, he has organized an international workshop concerning a collaborative regulatory research initiative and conducted four seminar series for Korean nuclear regulatory and research organizations as an invited subject matter expert.