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NFS Leadership - Kenneth R. Givens, PE

Kenneth R. Givens, PE, Director of Engineering

Kenneth R. Givens, PE

Director of Uranium Metal

Kenneth R. Givens is director of uranium metal for Nuclear Fuel Services in Erwin, Tennessee.  Givens joined NFS in 2014 with more than 30 years of chemical and nuclear industry experience.  His current assignment supports the $57.5 million contract from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to prepare for future highly enriched uranium (HEU) conversion and purification services. Mr. Givens previously served at the NFS Engineering Director.

Prior to joining NFS, Mr. Givens gained extensive domestic and international experience through various engineering, project management and executive positions held with start-up and Fortune 500 companies, which include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Company and Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Some of his key experience includes: radiochemical plant design and commissioning, NRC Integrated Safety Analysis, program/engineering management for uranium laser enrichment, uranium chemical plant operations, and company start-up to develop cancer treatments using radioimmunotherapeutics.

Mr. Givens holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of California, San Diego, a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has completed coursework for a Doctorate in Philosophy in engineering management with focus on medical radioisotope manufacturing.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Tennessee and North Carolina.  Mr. Givens has also filed more than ten patent applications for inventions in the fields of manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.