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Regulatory Veteran Ozzie Vidal Joins Certrec's OLC Team as Senior Project Manager


40-Year Nuclear Licensing and Engineering Expert Brings Design Basis and Tech Specs Expertise to Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance Team

FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) July 25, 2018

Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, announced today that industry veteran Ozzie Vidal has joined its staff to serve as a Senior Project Manager.

"I am very excited about becoming a part of the Certrec team," Vidal said. "I look forward to using my expertise in nuclear plant licensing to help our clients and the nuclear industry achieve and maintain excellent regulatory performance."

Mr. Vidal brings almost 40 years of licensing, regulatory affairs, emergency preparedness, and risk-informed engineering experience to Certrec. He previously worked at Turkey Point Nuclear Plant as a Reactor Engineer and served in various roles at Hatch Nuclear Power Plant. He has spent the last seven years as a Contract Engineer in the areas of Risk-Informed Engineering and Regulatory Affairs.

"Ozzie is known throughout the nuclear community for his broad design basis and technical specification knowledge," said Mike O'Keefe, Office of Licensing and Compliance Services Director. "We are excited for him to join us at a critical time in the nuclear industry when the ability to thoroughly research a plant's design and licensing basis helps them remain competitive."

Founded in 1988, Certrec is an engineering and technology-based organization providing regulatory support services in the electric power industry. With more than 1,000 cumulative years of direct industry experience (including nuclear, fossil, and renewables), Certrec has developed exceptional capabilities to support regulatory activities emanating from regulatory entities such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other regulatory agencies. Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), Office of Assessment and Recovery (OAR), Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), and Office of New Plant (ONP) services are used by utilities and entities across the United States to help manage the regulatory process to their advantage.

Certrec offers support from highly skilled and experienced industry professionals who possess degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear). Additionally Certrec's staff has multiple degreed personnel in physics, communications, a variety of MBAs, and information technology. This highly skilled team of personnel has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering, including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission.

For more than 30 years, Certrec has been applying its hundreds of years of industry experience to help clients develop and manage solutions to complex regulatory issues. Combining this direct industry experience with Certrec's Information Technology assets has led to the development of technology-based solutions and tools directly targeted to the electric power industry and specifically focused on helping clients manage regulatory issues.

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