SRS chief Munns steps down

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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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wildman
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wildman 08/31/09 - 06:31 pm
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I hope he was a better leader

I hope he was a better leader in the Navy than he was at SRNS. I think there is more to the story if the truth be known.

dwb619
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dwb619 08/31/09 - 06:57 pm
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SRNS is not using the

SRNS is not using the "stimulus funds", whether you like the concept or not, in the manner as intended. They were retiring their high ranking buds, and re-hiring them thru job shops in the $75-$125 range. Got caught with hand in the cookie jar.

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the_source 08/31/09 - 07:24 pm
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Speaking about getting caught

Speaking about getting caught with hand in the cookie jar. I worked at the ecology lab and there was a senior professor who got caught viewing pornography on his office computer, a Dept of Energy computer, at the lab but this incident was quickly swept under the rug. This guy made over $100,000 a year and showed up only one day a week. Talk about waste and deadwood. Funny thing is he was also an elder at his church at the time, but I'll bet he's really cheap on the tithing.

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pizzato 08/31/09 - 08:07 pm
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Maybe he has a guilty

Maybe he has a guilty consciense about sending in "temps" to do end of life jobs? Last time it was only acid left in the pipes they were removing, next time it could be something far more dangerous. There is a reason these jobs are paying so much and they still have about a thousand open. Could it be the water?

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dashiel 08/31/09 - 08:07 pm
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This must be the back fence.

This must be the back fence.

cloudwalker
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cloudwalker 08/31/09 - 08:16 pm
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Was this senior professor

Was this senior professor fired for viewing pornography?

the_source
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the_source 08/31/09 - 08:23 pm
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Nope. He still "works" at the

Nope. He still "works" at the lab, and I use the term "works" very loosely. The people in power then just swept this incident under the rug. Amazing how politics trumps all.

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dwb619 08/31/09 - 08:45 pm
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Pizzato, these temps doing

Pizzato, these temps doing doing the hands on are not making the big bucks! The big bucks are being made by the double dipping retiree buds, sitting in the offices far away from the work!

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SCEagle Eye 09/02/09 - 07:27 pm
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With $1.6 billion dumped on

With $1.6 billion dumped on SRS there was sure to be funny business. Will the real story about how this money is being spent ever come out? The special interests and contractors smelled the blood on the fresh tax payer meat right from the start and started devouring. SRS management has always been dedicated to protecting contractor interest over public interest so tossed their buddies the goodies? Or?

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