SRS chief Munns steps down

Chuck Munns, after a two-year stint as president and chief executive officer of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, is leaving his post with Savannah River Site’s primary management contractor, according to site officials.

His retirement is effective today and Mr. Munns will be replaced by Garry Flowers, whose most recent role has been senior vice president for construction services, health, safety and environmental at Fluor Corporation – the leader of the consortium that formed Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

Mr. Munns served in the U.S. Navy 34 years before retiring in 2007 as a vice admiral and commander of the U.S. Submarine Force. Nuclear Solutions, whose five-year, $4 billion management contract took effect Aug. 1, 2008, is in charge of 6,000 of the site's 10,000 regular employees and oversees operation of tritium facilities, the Savannah River National Laboratory and many environmental cleanup programs.

According to Fluor’s company Web site, Mr. Flowers joined Fluor in 1978 and held numerous positions within its Industrial Relations organization. He was promoted to director of Security in 1987 where his areas of responsibility included investigations into ethics violations, security clearances on nuclear utility projects, and Fluor’s chemical screening and drug-education programs. During this period, he was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Drugs in the Workplace.

In 1991, Flowers was promoted to senior director of Corporate Security, with direct responsibility for security issues throughout the company’s global business operations. He was named vice president in 1994. In 2004, he was promoted to the position of senior vice president, Corporate Security, Industrial Relations, and HSE. He assumed responsibility for Construction Services in March 2007

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