Entergy promotes Chris Wamser to Vermont Yankee site vice president

first_img– 30- Northstar Vermont Yankee,Entergy has promoted Vermont Yankee Plant Manager Chris Wamser to its VY site vice president position replacing Michael Colomb, who has served as the nuclear plant’s top executive since October 2008. Colomb has been named site vice president for the James A Fitzpatrick plant near Oswego, NY. The Vermont plant is located in Vernon, with executive offices in Brattleboro.Wamser has served in roles of increasing responsibility at Vermont Yankee since starting in 1986 as an auxiliary operator. He began his nuclear career in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program and held the position of quality control inspector at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Milton, New York prior to joining Vermont Yankee. He graduated from Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire with a bachelor of science in business management. He was a licensed senior reactor operator as a Vermont Yankee shift manager, working his way up to manager of operations before assuming the role of manager of planning and scheduling outages in 2006. Wamser was named general manager, plant operations at Vermont Yankee in 2008. Colomb joined Entergy in 2001 when the company purchased the Fitzpatrick plant and served as general manager, plant operations until 2002, when he joined the Institute of Nuclear Plant Operations on a loan assignment as an evaluation team manager. In 2003, he returned to Entergy’s White Plains, N.Y., office as the director of oversight for the northeast region. In 2006, he served as general manager, plant operations at Nebraska’s Cooper Nuclear Station.  His educational background includes an associate of applied science in electrical technology from Onondaga Community College, a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Syracuse University. Jeff Forbes, Entergy Nuclear, senior vice president for fleet nuclear operations said, “These leaders bring years of experience to their new roles, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of different areas within Entergy Nuclear. This reorganization and talent development will help strengthen our nuclear business even more.”               Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately15,000 employees.Entergy. 11.10.2011last_img