Title: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Company: Nuvotec, Inc.
Location: Richland, Washington, United States
Robert L. Ferguson, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Nuvotec, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear energy.
Drawing upon more than three decades of experience, Mr. Ferguson is a preeminent nuclear energy executive who most recently served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Nuvotec, Inc., from 1998 to 2007. Focusing his attention on clean nuclear energy as opposed to fossil fuels, he previously served in several executive positions with myriad corporations, including Technology Resources International, R.L. Ferguson & Associates, UNC Nuclear Industries, Washington Public Power Supply Systems, and the U.S. Department of Energy. He commenced his career as a director in the department of energy with the Atomic Energy Commission in affiliation with the U.S. Department of Energy for five years beginning in 1973.
Although retired, Mr. Ferguson continues to service on the board of directors and as a consultant with Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., since 2007, having previously served on the board of directors of British Nuclear Fuels, Inc., and as founder, chairman, and board member of Vivid Learning Systems, Inc. Likewise, he was a board member and co-founder of the Columbia Trust Bank, which has since been acquired by American West Bank. Prior to delving into his career, he served with the Ordnance Corps in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957.
Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Gonzaga University, from which he received the Alumni Merit Award in 1981, and was a graduate of the Ordnance Guided Missile School and the Federal Executive Institute. The author of two books, “The Cost of Deceit and Delay” and “Nuclear Waste in Your Backyard,” he has maintained affiliation with the Richland chapter of Rotary International.
Among his many achievements, Mr. Ferguson considers working with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, who started the Nuclear Navy, to be the highlight of his career. Learning from those whom Admiral Rickover trained, Mr. Ferguson was assigned to direct a research reactor and ultimately fixed the project. He was subsequently promoted to work with the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, DC. As a testament to his success, Mr. Ferguson has been featured in the first edition of Who’s Who in Corporate America and the 44th and 45th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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