Vic Barnhart is a consultant to nuclear service and chemical companies on operations, strategic planning and acquisitions. Vic has over 20 years of senior executive experience in nuclear fuel cycle facility operations, environmental remediation, hazardous and radioactive waste management and industrial and chemical plant services. He served as CEO of a number of Waste Management Inc. companies including NSC Corporation, Rust Remedial Services, Chem-Nuclear Systems and The Brand Companies, and before then held management positions with Westinghouse Electric and Nuclear Fuel Services-Getty Oil. He has also served on the boards of The Brand Companies, NSC Corporation and OHM Corporation. Vic joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and serves as chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and as a member on the Audit Committee.
Joe Colvin is a former senior executive with over 40 years of experience in the nuclear energy field. Joe serves on the Board of Directors of Cameco Corporation, the world's largest uranium producer. He is President Emeritus of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Inc. ("NEI"), serving since 2005 and previously served in various executive positions with the NEI including President and CEO (1996 to 2005) and Executive Vice President and COO (1994 to 1996). Joe served on the board of the American Nuclear Society and previously held senior management positions with the Nuclear Management and Resources Committee and the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations. Joe served 20 years as a line officer with the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine program. Joe joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Dan Fox is a Certified Public Accountant and a full-time special lecturer in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University where he teaches graduate and upper division undergraduate accounting and finance courses. Dan has held numerous positions over a twenty-eight (28) year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, retiring in 2007 as a senior partner and the firm's Global Capital Markets Hub Leader in Switzerland. During his public accounting career, Dan provided a wide range of services to a diverse mix of clients ranging in size from small privately held start-up companies to mature global public companies. Dan has been a frequent speaker on broad-ranging topics such as impacts of new or proposed auditing, accounting, reporting, regulatory and international financial reporting matters. Dan joined the Board of Directors in 2010 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member on the Corporate Governance Committee.
Jeff Merrifield is Senior Vice President for business development, strategic planning, regulatory and government affairs with Shaw Power Group, a division of The Shaw Group, Inc. Jeff served from 1998 to 2007 as a Commissioner with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC"). He previously served from 1995 to 1998 as Counsel and Staff Director for the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee's Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Control and Risk. Jeff has a degree in Environmental Law from Georgetown University and is licensed to practice law in Washington D.C. Jeff joined the Board of Directors in 2007 and serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees.
John is a Senior Vice President at the Colmen Group, an Investment Banking and Financial Services Company. John serves on the Board of Directors of Kreisler Manufacturing Corp, an international manufacturer of component parts for jet engines and turbines. Previously John served Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at The Tube Media Corporation, a music television network, Chief Financial Officer and other executive positions with U.S. Plastic Lumber Corporation, Roy F. Weston, and Envirosource Technologies (previous owner of the company's Grand View, Idaho waste disposal facility). John also was a partner at financial consulting and information technology firm Tatum Partners. John joined the Board of Directors in 2006 and serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.
Steve Romano is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Steve served as Chief Executive Officer of US Ecology from 2002 to 2009. Steve brings over 30 years of diverse radioactive, hazardous and solid waste management experience as a senior executive, business development director, project manager, regulator and consultant, including support to the International Atomic Energy Agency on nuclear waste matters. Previously, Steve served with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Idaho National Laboratory, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Steve joined the Board of Directors in 2002.