AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named Marty Richey site vice president at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pa. In this position, he is responsible for overall management, direction and coordination of operations for the two-unit Beaver Valley plant. He replaces Eric Larson, who will represent FENOC as a loaned executive to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Ga.
"Marty brings to Beaver Valley a diverse background in all aspects of nuclear power operations, particularly outage and work management and performance improvement," said FENOC Chief Nuclear Officer Sam Belcher. "His leadership and experience in the industry will benefit Beaver Valley as the site continues safe operation and pursuit of industry-leading operating performance."
A 27-year veteran of the commercial nuclear power industry, Richey joins FENOC from Entergy's Waterford Nuclear Generating Station in Killona, La., where he was plant manager. He also served in operations leadership roles at Entergy's Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss., and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. In addition, Richey has held management positions in performance improvement, radiation protection, maintenance, outage management and work management at Energy's Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Mi., and Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead, Fl., where he earned senior reactor operator certification.
Richey is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program, where he served as a mechanical operator and engineering laboratory technician. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mi.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In addition to Beaver Valley, its FENOC subsidiary operates the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio. Visit FENOC on the web at www.fenoc.com, and follow the nuclear plants on Twitter: @Perry_Plant, @BVPowerStation, and @DavisBesse.
Editor's Note: A photo of Richey is available on Flickr.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.