A retired executive, Steve Piccolo spent three decades in the nuclear waste industry managing large projects at the Hanford, Wash., and Savannah River waste sites and Yucca Mountain. Most recently he served as executive vice president for the URS Global Management & Operations Service Group. During his career Piccolo also served as executive vice president and deputy general manager for USA-Repository Services at Yucca Mountain, president of the Washington Savannah River Company and general manager for the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant. Piccolo earned a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from Eastern Michigan University in Interdisciplinary Technology & Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and he studied advanced management at Duke University.
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John Raymont, BS, MA and MBA, has been involved with the nuclear power industry since 1974 in a variety of phases, including plant and equipment design, manufacturing, in-service inspection, waste management and dismantlement. Previously Raymont was president and a director of NUKEM Corporation and built it to be the second largest at-plant waste management company in the U.S. He also served as vice chairman of the board for WESKEM LLC and Stoller Nuclear Group LLC. Raymont holds a master in business administration degree from Long Island University, a master of arts degree in physical oceanography from City University of New York City College and a bachelor of arts degree in physical oceanography from New York University.
Dr. Aris Candris is a notable executive and worldwide leader in the commercial nuclear industry. He spent more than 35 years at Westinghouse Electric Co., most recently as president and CEO, until his retirement in March 2012. His prior roles at Westinghouse include senior vice president of the nuclear fuel and nuclear services business units. Candris holds a doctorate and a master of science degree in nuclear engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of arts degree from Transylvania University. He also serves on the boards of directors of NiSource (NYSI:NI), the Nuclear Energy Institute, the World Nuclear Association, and Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Conference on Community Development; he is a member of the boards of trustees for Carnegie Mellon University, Transylvania University, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; and he serves on the advisory board of the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Ralph DiSibio spent his entire career working in the nuclear and construction industries. Most recently he served as president of the government, energy and environment business unit for Washington Energy & Environment (now operated by URS Corp.), a firm that designs, constructs, operates and manages critical facilities for the Department of Energy. He also serves as a director for Conti Group, a construction company that specializes in road, bridge and general construction for state, county and local governments; and Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), the largest service provider to the commercial power industry with approximately $6.2 billion in annual sales. Previously, DiSibio served as president of Parsons Power and executive positions at the Westinghouse Electric Company including EVP at Hanford, responsible for tank farms and waste management. He earned degrees from Northern Colorado University and Rowan University. He also completed programs at the Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy. DiSibio is the author of the 2006 book, “Reel Lessons in Leadership.”
Fred Kittler is a managing director and co-founder of Firelake Capital Management LLC, an investor in Kurion since early 2010. Prior to founding Firelake, Kittler was the co-president of Velocity Capital Management LLC. He spent much of his career as a portfolio manager and analyst for J.P. Morgan, where he managed growth technology and biotech portfolios. He holds a master of arts degree in economics from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts degree in architecture from Princeton University. He has served on the Visiting Committee for Advanced Technology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and on the board of the Global Partnership for Afghanistan.
Michael Steuert is a financial executive with extensive experience across a variety of industries and geographies, including government services, until retiring in May 2012. Most recently Steuert was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fluor Industries (NYSE: FLR with $23.4 billion in revenue in 2011), a Fortune 200 company that is one of the largest publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management firms serving governments and corporations worldwide, including the nuclear market. He also served as chief financial officer for Litton Industries and GenCorp Inc., and held a variety of financial and treasury roles at TRW, Inc. in the U.S. and Europe. Steuert has a master of science degree in industrial administration and bachelor of science degree in physics. He serves on the boards of directors for Weyerhaeuser Corporation and Prologis.
Josh Wolfe is co-founder of Kurion and Lux Capital and focuses on investments in the physical and life sciences. In addition to Kurion, he manages Lux investments and serves on the boards of directors of Kymeta, Shapeways and Lux Research. Before forming Lux Capital, Wolfe worked in Salomon Smith Barney’s Investment Banking group, in capital markets at Merrill Lynch on its Financial Futures & Options/Government Strategy desk and at Prudential Securities in Municipal Finance. He is a columnist with Forbes, editor for theForbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report and host of a show on the Forbes Video Network. Wolfe graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in economics and finance.