The appointment is effective August 4.
De Vuono's primary responsibility will be the development of AECL technology, ensuring that AECL products have superior features with competitive costs while fully meeting all applicable safety and licensing requirements.
The position is one of the three senior vice-president positions in AECL's CANDU Reactor Division. Dr. De Vuono will work closely with the senior vice-presidents of Marketing & Business Development, and Operations to create a collaborative team that fully supports the functional alignment of developing, selling and delivering AECL's nuclear products to meet customer needs.
"Tony is a great addition to the AECL team, bringing his wide-ranging professional accomplishments and unique business experience," says AECL's President and CEO Hugh MacDiarmid. "As a member of our Executive Management Committee, Tony's expertise and experience will play a key role in helping AECL meet its vision of being the leading global vendor of nuclear power plants."
Dr. De Vuono received a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering as well as a master's degree and a doctorate in nuclear engineering from Ohio State University. He served most recently as Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Modine Manufacturing Company in Wisconsin. Previously, he was Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (University of California at Berkeley); and Principal Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute in Ohio. In these positions, he was accountable for major global research programs in long-term product development cycles.
As a professor at both Ohio State University and University of Illinois, he taught nuclear engineering, from introductory to advanced courses in areas such as nuclear heat transfer. Dr. De Vuono holds six U.S. patents and has authored numerous publications. He began his career in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program.