Mr. Ryan has over 30 years of experience in operations, project, and technical management in the nuclear industry. He has worked at the INL, Hanford and Rocky Flats Sites, where he managed major nuclear facilities and projects dedicated to nuclear fuel handling and processing, plutonium treatment, and waste processing. Kevin has managed the pilot plant testing and demonstration activities involving the THOR fluidized bed steam reforming and autoclave pyrolysis technologies. Key among these was the demonstration of the THOR technology for the processing of INL SBW, which facilitated IWTU process design and construction. He also led the pilot plant test campaigns that demonstrated:
- The processing of SRS Tank 48H waste simulant into a waste form suitable for final treatment at DWPF.
- The processing of INL SBW and Hanford LAW waste simulants into fully mineralized, non-leachable waste products.
- The processing of high-organic chloride misc. debris drummed TRU waste simulants into waste form acceptable for disposal at WIPP.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Engineer
Mr. Mason is a licensed Chemical Engineer with over 30 years of experience. He was responsible for all design, engineering, process qualification testing, and startup of the Studsvik Processing Facility now operating commercially in Erwin, TN. He is the holder of numerous patents related to chemical decontamination of radioactive systems and thermal processing of radioactive and hazardous wastes.
Mr. Mason developed the THOR pyrolysis/steam reforming process for volume and weight reduction of high-organic content LLRW with contact radiation levels of up to 400 Rad per hour. He developed the THOR steam reforming process for denitration of sodium nitrates and conversion of sodium wastes to mineralized solids. He designed, built and successfully operated a ceramic-lined, cold-wall melter used for vitrification of surrogate Hanford high-sodium wastes.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Perkins has over 18 years of financial and business management experience in the nuclear industry. Kristen began her career at the Rocky Flats Site where she managed the financial operations for Rocky Mountain Remediation Services and then Safe Sites of Colorado. Kristen also served as Chief Financial Officer for both companies as they completed their mission to successfully close the Rocky Flats Site. For THOR Treatment Technologies, Kristen has provided financial business management support for 10 years, as a senior business manager for all of the company’s projects.Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado where she was a Magna Cum Laude graduate, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from Regis University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs and the Accounting & Finance Women's Alliance (AFWA).