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New manager assumes role at Savannah River Site

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Published: Mar. 2, 2018 at 1:46 PM EST
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Friday, March 2, 2018

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Department of Energy's Savannah River Site has appointed Michael D. Budney as the new manager of the installation as of March 1.

Budney was named the new manager back in February. He succeeds Jack Craig, who retired after 32 years of federal service including 29 years in leadership positions associated with DOE EM environmental cleanup activities.

Budney, a retired Captain from the U.S. Navy with 29 years of service, brings to the position 20 years of senior leadership experience while serving in the Navy, the departments of Defense and Energy and in the private sector.

As the manager for Savannah River, Budney will lead a workforce of about 11,000 government and contractor personnel, with an annual budget of approximately $2 billion.

“I am privileged to be chosen to lead Savannah River Site at this important time when the site is achieving real progress in a number of areas, including building on its record of successfully emptying and closing underground waste tanks,” Budney said.

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