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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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How will you celebrate Nuclear Science Week?
It’s the third week of October, and Nuclear Science Week, first recognized in 2009, has arrived! Nuclear Science Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Plenary Session Speaker
Jon Ball is the Executive Vice President of Nuclear Products for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), headquartered in Wilmington, NC. In this role, Jon has responsibility for a portfolio of small modular reactors (SMRs), advanced reactors, nuclear fuels, instrumentation and controls, digital solutions and a broad range of engineered solutions and products.
Jon has been in the nuclear industry for 27 years and has a wide range of experience in P&L leadership, manufacturing, global operations, services and quality. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, New Plant Projects where he positioned GEH with new SMR and advanced reactor innovations. Prior to that role, Jon served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, leading more than 1,000 employees in manufacturing and logistics for GEH’s worldwide operations. He has also spent several years in Services where he led GEH’s Field Services and Performance Services businesses and held several positions in GE’s nuclear fuels business, including Global Supply Chain Leader, Quality Manager and Lab Manager. Prior to joining GE, Jon was a Senior Chemist for Westinghouse at their Hanford operations.
Jon received a B.S. in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified six sigma Master Black Belt and has also completed the MIT Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives.
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