David Garchow, Atlanta Centre Director of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and Vice President, International at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), has announced his retirement effective 14 July 2017. He joined INPO in 2005 as a Team Leader, was elected Vice President of Plant Technical Support in 2010 and assigned to his current role in 2013.
Succeeding Garchow will be Russ Brian, INPO's Director of Plant Evaluations. Effective 12 July 2017, he will be promoted to WANO Atlanta Centre Director and INPO Vice President, International. Russ joined INPO in 2010 and has served as a Team Leader, Deputy Director of Corporate Evaluations, and Director of Plant Evaluations.
WANO Chief Executive Officer, Peter Prozesky said, "We are grateful for the substantive contributions Dave Garchow has made to our industry and wish him well in his retirement. We also welcome Russ Brian to his new role and look forward to him continuing this strong legacy of leadership."