The Decommissioning Advisory Board consists of recognized industry leaders with experience in areas relevant to our decommissioning sites. The Board provides HDI executive leadership with insight and feedback to support improved performance. The Board’s dedication to safety, excellence and strong industry experience is invaluable to our growth and development as a worldwide decommissioning leader.

Chris Bakken

Chris Bakken

Executive Vice President, Entergy Infrastructure
Chair, Holtec Decommissioning Advisory Board
Member, HI-STAC

Christopher “Chris” Bakken III is the executive vice president of Entergy Infrastructure. He is responsible for Entergy’s nuclear plants located in New York, Vermont, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, as well as the company’s management services to the Cooper Nuclear Station for the Nebraska Public Power District.

Chris Cunningham

Vice President of Nuclear Projects, OPG

Chris Cunningham is Vice President of Nuclear Projects for OPG, where he is responsible for the oversight and delivery of a large and complex portfolio of approximately 250 projects that have a combined value of circa $8B. 

Dominique Miniere

Dominique Minière is a seasoned nuclear specialist and technical expert with over 40 years of experience in the energy industry. He was Chief Operating Officer of Électricité de France (EDF) and Nuclear President of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) putting on track the First Of A Kind SMR (Small Modular Reactor) project in western world. 

Victor M. McCree

Owner and Principal Operating Officer – NucLeader Consulting, LLC

Victor M. McCree is the Owner and Principal Operating Officer of NucLeader Consulting, LLC.  He provides high level consultation to clients regarding regulatory and technical requirements, strategies, and techniques to successfully lead people and nuclear operations.  Mr. McCree served for over three decades at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), including as the Executive Director for Operations (EDO).  In this role, he was the chief operating officer of the Commission, directing the day-to-day operational and administrative functions of the agency.

While at NRC, Mr. McCree held a number of leadership positions, including: Senior Regional Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director for Operations; Chief of Staff for the EDO; Deputy Director for Policy Development and Technical Suport, Office of Chairman Shirley Ann Jackson; Director, Division of Reactor Safety, Region II; Director, Divison of Reactor Projects, Region II; Deputy Regional Administrator for Operations, Region II; and Regional Administrator, Region II.

Mr. McCree also served extensively in international roles representing both the NRC and the US government, including as the Team Leader for the International Regulatory Review Service Missions to Germany Spain and South Africa, under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency.  He also served as Chair of the Nuclear Energy Agency Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA).  

Mr. McCree is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 2007.

Prior to joining the NRC, McCree was a nuclear-trained submarine officer and completed Nuclear Engineer Officer certification.  He also served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations and retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Tim O’Connor

Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Xcel Energy

Tim O’Connor is Executive Vice President and Chief Generation Officer for Xcel Energy in 2020. He is responsible for all generation assets within Xcel and its jurisdictions nuclear, fossil, hydro and renewables.  Responsible for enterprise supply chain and commercial operations which include fuels and energy markets.  

Pierre Paul Oneid

Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Secretary, HI-STAC

Pierre Paul Oneid is the Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of Holtec International. Mr. Oneid is also the corporate executive responsible for the Nuclear Power Division and the Heat Transfer Division. He also serves as the Chairman of the Holtec International’s Executive Committee.

Kris Singh, PhD

President & Chief Executive Officer, Holtec International
Chairman of the Board, Holtec International
Chairman of the Board, Holtec Asia

Since 1986, Dr. Singh has led Holtec International, building the company into a technological powerhouse respected for its engineered goods and services around the world with nine major operations centers in three countries and an active business presence on four continents.

Kelly Trice

President, Holtec Decommissioning International

Kelly Trice is president of Holtec Decommissioning (HDI). In this role, Trice has the ultimate responsibility of ensuring safe, regulatory compliant and efficient decommissioning of Holtec’s shutdown nuclear power plants. Current projects include the decommissioning of Oyster Creek Generating Station (BWR), Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (BWR), Indian Point Energy Center (three PWRs), and Palisades Power Plant (PWR). The ongoing decommissioning at these sites is setting a new bar for environmental protection, worker safety, regulatory compliance and rapid threat reduction.