The former director of Savannah River National Laboratory was named this week as managing director of the United Kingdom-based Sellafield Sites that include 9,000 employees and some of the largest and most complex nuclear facilities in the world.
Todd Wright, who first came to Savannah River Site in the 1980s, led the site’s lab to its National Laboratory designation and its position as the Energy Department’s Environmental Management corporate laboratory. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Center for Hydrogen Research.
During his time at SRS, Wright was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance; served on the boards of directors for the Aiken and Augusta Chambers of Commerce; was a member of the Board of Trustees for the South Carolina Research Authority; and was a member of the Council for Chemical Research.
Wright left SRS two years ago to serve as Sellafield’s deputy managing director in charge of operations. Sellafield is managed by Nuclear Management Partners, a team of companies led by the URS Corporation. With a budget of approximately $2.3 billion, it is one of the largest nuclear facilities in the world with nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear fuel cycle technology.