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AREVA Inc. Names Herbert Richardson as Vice President of Security

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August 05, 2011

August 5, 2011

AREVA Inc. announced today the appointment of Herbert Richardson to the position of vice president of security. He reports to Jacques Besnainou, chief executive officer and Mike Rencheck, chief operating officer. Richardson will be a key member of the AREVA North America Executive Team.

Effective Sept. 6, Richardson will be responsible for leading a coordinated and centralized approach for security oversight and emergency planning solutions for AREVA’s North American operations and in our support to customers. These activities involve security standards and related policies and procedures, security and threat awareness, emergency preparedness and event response actions such as Fukushima lessons learned and response enhancements.

“Herb brings to AREVA a wealth of knowledge and experience from his service to the U.S. government,” Mike Rencheck said. “His leadership abilities and experience will be a tremendous asset as we evaluate and improve our security and emergency preparedness solutions for our customers and for our overall organization including our various facilities, material handling and transport operations.”

Richardson joins AREVA from the U.S. Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with experience at both the national and international level. His career has focused on security, investigations, developing human capital, problem resolution, and organizational change and development. Previous to his most recent position, Richardson served as the principal deputy inspector general for the Department of Energy and as chief of criminal justice investigative services for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He earned a bachelor of arts in English from St. Joseph’s University, a master’s degree in public administration from Long Island University and studied at the Washington School of Public Affairs and the University of Southern California. Richardson also studied at the Senior Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University and participated in the Senior Executive Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.


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