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Mr. Yann brings to our team of experts decades of success in leading organizational performance at all levels through leadership excellence and continuous improvement. He has served MS Technology as advisor since April 2016. His skillset and wealth of experience position him perfectly to provide strategic guidance to the next phase of MS Technology’s growing business.

Mr. Yann is currently a Business Consultant for 4KRG Management Advisors, where he assists businesses of all sizes by providing advisory services to senior and executive management. After 15 years of service to Alstom Power, Inc., he retired as Managing Director of the Americas, in which capacity he led global teams while fostering a cooperative culture that led to multiple leadership awards. He is a proud graduate of Temple University and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

We welcome Mr. Yann to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.

“I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of MS Technology, a truly innovative and customer focused organization. I look forward to supporting them and helping to develop its strategies as we continue supporting our clients in getting the work done.”

Welcome Jim Yann!

7 October 2021

We are excited to announce the addition of Jim Yann to our Board of Directors.

Ms. Hunter brings over 30 years in such areas as program management, leadership, auditing, and client relations to our team of experts. She has served as business development consultant to MS Technology since September 2016. Her career experiences, and especially her most recent endeavors, position her perfectly to provide strategic guidance to the next phase of MS Technology’s growing business.

Ms. Hunter is currently a Program Manager for Security Walls, where she leads a team of security professionals for multiple National Aeronautics and Space Administration sites. She worked with B&W Y-12 for almost 6 years prior to serving the National Nuclear Security Administration as liaison between the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment and the US Nuclear Weapons production plants. She kicked off her career with the Tennessee Valley Authority, becoming familiar with various power industries, including nuclear. She is a proud graduate of Alabama State University where she currently serves as President Pro Tempore of the Board of Trustees. She is also a proud Volunteer, as she received her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Ms. Hunter’s passions are many and varied, and she looks forward to engaging and fostering those passions in MS Technology’s business, as well as on a personal level with the staff of the company. We welcome Ms. Hunter to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.
 

“Quote from Brenda.”

Welcome Brenda Hunter!

20 September 2021

We are excited to announce the addition of Brenda Hunter to our Board of Directors.

Ms. Pace brings over 27 years in Information Technology and Cyber Security. She is a business focused Information Technology and Cybersecurity professional with in-depth experience in designing, implementing, and optimizing cost effective, secure solutions for measurable impact on both government and commercial companies. Her proven leadership skills, visionary mindset, and in-depth knowledge in fast paced innovative environments position her perfectly to provide domain leadership during the next phase of MS Technology’s growing business.

Ms. Pace comes to MS Technology from 7 years with Consolidated Nuclear Security, which runs both the NNSA’s Y-12 and Pantex plants, most recently as Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer. Prior to CNS, she spent 11 years at Lockheed Martin, culminating as Principal Information Assurance Engineer in the Chief Technology Office. Prior to that she served 10 years with Ratheon Systems Services Company as a Lead Systems Engineer. She launched this impressive career from the University of South Florida followed by the Stevens Institute of Technology where she graduated with a Master of Science degree.

Ms. Pace’s personal side is just as impressive as her professional career. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Cyber Defense Program at Roane State Community College and has previously served as both a Mentor for FIRST Robotics Science and Technology and Board of Directors Member, East TN Make-A-Wish Foundation. All that in addition to raising 2 children.

 

We welcome Ms. Pace to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.

“I am pleased to join MS Technology Inc. at this exciting time. I genuinely look forward to leveraging my experience as a technologist to advance MSTI’s growth from a new innovative perspective.”

Welcome Patti Pace!

8 November 2021

We are excited to announce the addition of Patti Pace to our team of leaders as a Senior Consultant for Department of Energy Projects.

Randy Inklebarger Presents at East Tennessee Economic Council 

May 13, 2022

Randy discussed how during the COVID-19 pandemic, MS Technology spent time focusing on the future and developing  business relationships. We are growing and thriving more than ever as a business in the wonderful community of Oak Ridge, TN. To check out the slides from the presentation, please click here.

Don't miss out on attending the Nuclear Opportunities Workshop 2022. To register, please visit: www.eteconline.org/now-2022.

Randy Inklebarger, our President and CEO, spoke to an audience of 50 attending the November meeting of the Technical Society of Knoxville about the roles he had most enjoyed and were most influential in his career. He was invited by Mr. Jim Beavers, one of MS Technology's founders.

 

Mr. Inklebarger's talk spring boarded from one of his favorite quotes, "Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be," and then proceeded to show how that simple concept is embodied in five key aspects of leadership.

  • Project Management. He analyzed two Harvard Business Review articles in the context of consulting engineering today, then pivoted to digital twins and the impact this is having on projects globally.

  • Leadership. He defined leadership on several levels, exploring the nuances and overlap between leadership and management. 

  • A Project Delivery System. He emphasized the value of a strong and well-defined delivery system that is driven by good leadership.

  • The Abundance Model. He leveraged a case study from his experience working on the Boeing plant in Washington state to describe the Abundance Model, which was created as a process to rescue failing projects through a focus on a vision for success.

  • Project Leadership. He defined project leadership through his real-world experience as director of a massive project in Bohai, China.

The talked was bookended with great quotes, as Mr. Inklebarger brought the project leadership discussion to a close with this from Winston Churchill:

"To every person there  comes in life that special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered that chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified."

A leader is best when people barely
know they exists…Not so good when
people obey, worse when they despise.

 

A leader is perfect when upon
completion of the task the team says,
“We did it ourselves!"

Randy Inklebarger Speaks at Technical Society of Knoxville

28 December 2021

Our President and CEO Randy Inklebarger was a keynote speaker at the Technical Society of Knoxville monthly meeting focused on Leadership Training

Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge Wins 2021 Non-Profit of the Year Award

January 11, 2022

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce awarded 2021 Non-Profit of the Year Award to Free Medical Clinic 

On Friday, January 7, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce honored area business leaders and businesses at its second annual An ExtraORdinary Evening and Installation dinner. Several Free Medical Clinic  staff, board members, and Mary Lou Auxier were on hand to receive the 2021 Non-Profit of the Year Award. The Executive Director, Billy Edmonds, gave the acceptance speech below:

 

"On behalf of The Free Medical Clinic, including our board of directors, staff, donors, volunteers and stakeholders to the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and its leadership and members, thank you for this honor and recognition. We are humbled by your encouragement tonight. Thanks to our exceptional FMC team, generous donors, faithful volunteers, dedicated community partners, and our competent and compassionate board. Look what we can do when we work together for a worthy shared mission?! Over 14,000 of our neighbors in our service area qualify for our no charge primary care - helping the low-income and uninsured. These dear people live in fear of becoming sick or injured and many have to choose between putting food on their table or going to the doctor, but because of our team, donors, volunteers and partners we give them peace instead of fear, we are here for them so they no longer live in that fear. But over a couple of years now, due to Covid, we all have experienced that fear. FMC made sure to be here for not just them but anyone in our community who needed medical care during this historic pandemic. We have served those who have lost jobs to help bridge their care as they fell on hard times. For the first time in our history we have served the general public as we provided over 40 community mobile clinics to give lifesaving Covid-19 Vaccines and boosters to anyone in our community. We have opened a new clinic and extended services times in underserved areas while forging new valuable community partnerships. When our community needed the Free Medical Clinic, we were there and we are still here during this Covid fight. It has been our pleasure to be on the front lines of care as we are committed to fight this pandemic with a “whatever it takes” determination. Our beloved founder Dr. John Auxier passed away in August 2020, Mary Lou (his wife is with us tonight), Mary Lou, I know John is looking down right now and cheering us on and thrilled with what we have done with his vision to help those in need. This award is dedicated to him. 'Thanks John, we miss you.' Thanks again everyone – let’s keep joining together to help people in need and creating a better future for Oak Ridde."

For more information on the Free Medical Clinic, please visit their website @ https://www.fmcor.org/.

Pictured: Dr. James Michael, a dedicated Free Medical Clinic Provider, holding the award

Welcome Randy Fritts!

January 25, 2022

We are excited to announce the addition of Randy Fritts as our new Senior I&C Engineer

Mr. Fritts brings over 40 years of experience in delivering automation solutions and providing technical support to design, software, and operator interfaces. Randy holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and has a wealth of expertise in control system design, ethernet I/P networks, and programmable logic controller (PLC) programming. Randy’s skillsets and knowledge greatly enhance MS Technology’s Process I&C practice and position us well for our future business growth.

Mr. Fritts comes to MS Technology from 30 years with Kendall Electric, in which he provided pre-sales and post-sales technical support for Rockwell controllers, I/O, software, and operator interfaces. Prior to that, Randy was the owner and engineer of American Automation where he provided turn-key automation solutions including design, panel fabrication, and start-up. 

We welcome Mr. Fritts  to the MS Technology family in this exciting time, where our past innovative accomplishments have laid the foundation for our future ventures.

TRISO-X LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-energy LLC, has selected the Horizon Center Industrial Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as the site for its commercial advanced nuclear reactor fuel fabrication facility, the nation’s first High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) based fuel fabrication facility. The TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility (TF3) is being commissioned through funding, in part, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). For more information on this exciting project, click here.  

The cross-cutting TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility will be commissioned in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program.

X-energy’s TRISO-X Selects Oak Ridge Horizon Center for First Commercial Advanced Reactor Fuel Fabrication Facility in North America

April 6, 2022

TRISO-X Submits First Ever High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium Fuel Fabrication Facility License Application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

April 6, 2022

The TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility (TF3) will be the nation’s first 10 CFR 70 Category II fuel facility dedicated exclusively to fueling HALEU based reactors

“Our team has been working on this application for over three years, putting our all into this process to ensure we meet each and every requirement associated with operating a HALEU and TRistructural ISOtropic (TRISO) based fuel facility, from receipt of incoming uranium to processing and shipping of final product fuel elements,” said Dr. Pete Pappano, President of TRISO-X. “In the end, it all came together in a series of documents that we’ve submitted to the NRC, with a great amount of pride.”

 

For more information, please click here.