Chief Nuclear Officer, Holtec International
Richard Burroni is Chief Nuclear Officer of Holtec International. He leads Holtec’s efforts to ensure regulatory, operational, and environmental compliance in accord with the industry’s norms and standards. Burroni serves as Holtec’s principal interface with the NRC on emerging nuclear issues and challenges.
Burroni served as the site vice president of Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) with distinction for several years. He was responsible for the site’s decommissioning efforts as well as the safe and efficient operation of the site’s two spent fuel storage systems.
Prior to joining Holtec, Burroni was Director of Special Projects and Decommissioning for Entergy, the previous owner of Indian Point, leading the team that developed the site’s decommissioning management team and initiatives.
Burroni began his career in the nuclear industry four decades ago and has served in various capacities of increasing responsibility since joining the New York Power Authority at Indian Point Unit 3 Nuclear Power Plant in 1980. His positions included Technical Services Engineer, Engineering Supervisor for Performance, Assistant Operations Manager for Support, Supervisor Instrument and Control Engineering and Superintendent/Manager of the Instrument and Control Department. Following his role in Instrument and Control, Burroni served in multiple engineering management positions at Indian Point before becoming Chief Engineer for Entergy’s Northern Fleet of reactors. He then returned to Indian Point as Engineering Director. After Entergy purchased Unit 3 in 2000 and Unit 2 in 2001, Burroni was a valuable team member who worked on combining the site’s workforces and cultures into a cohesive team in the early years of 2001-2003.
Burroni received his Senior Reactor Operator license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Management Science from Pace University.