Dennis Thompson has over 25 years experience in the nuclear industry with a predominant focus on nuclear operations and low level waste management. He started his career as a startup (commissioning) engineer with DuPont at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, USA. He became part of a startup team responsible for commissioning the Saltstone facility, a facility designed to treat, immobilise, and dispose of large volumes of liquid low level radioactive waste. Once commissioned, he moved into operations and eventually became the Facility Manager. In addition to operations management, Dennis has moved into a variety of key management positions covering a range of disciplines including training, procedures, quality assurance, and project management.
Dennis moved to the UK to take up the Business Manager role at the LLWR, responsible for finance, project controls, IT, and human resources. He was asked to extend his UK assignment by assuming the Managing Director role which is the role he currently holds.
Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina and later earned a Masters in Business Administration from the same university.