Southern Nuclear Names New Site Vice President for Plant Farley

Sep 19, 2011, 14:00 ET from Southern Company

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Thomas (Tom) A. Lynch has been elected site vice president of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., effective Sept. 28. Lynch will be senior executive at the site responsible for Plant Farley's performance.

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"Tom's leadership and experience in operating successful nuclear facilities is exactly what we will need to ensure Southern Nuclear's overall fleet success," said Kuczynski. "With a proven track record of setting and reinforcing high operational standards, he clearly has the ability to lead the Farley team to achieve industry-leading performance."

Lynch brings more than 26 years of nuclear industry experience to his position. He comes to Southern Nuclear from Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point Plant where he served as the plant's general manager since 2009. Before joining Constellation, he held leadership positions at Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station and at Entergy's River Bend Nuclear Station.

Lynch earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Oklahoma. In 1992, he received his Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) License for Nile Mile Point and earned his second SRO License at River Bend in 1999. Lynch is a native of Farmington, N.M.

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Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, operates the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

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