Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
Stephen Kuczynski is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Company. In this role, he is responsible for all operations of Southern Company's six nuclear reactors. He is also responsible for new nuclear development initiatives, including the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Augusta, Ga. He was elected Chairman, President and CEO, effective July 11, 2011.
Kuczynski has more than 27 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President of Exelon Nuclear's Midwest Operations. In that role, Kuczynski had oversight of all operational functions for Exelon Nuclear's six Illinois operating facilities and 11 reactors. Prior to that role, Kuczynski was the Senior Vice President of Operations Support in which he was responsible for the performance of Outage Services, Training, Emergency Preparedness, Security, Chemistry, Radiation Protection, Operations, Maintenance, Work Control and Industrial Safety for the Exelon Nuclear fleet.
Previously, Kuczynski worked at Byron Station. He joined the Byron team in 1999 and held manager positions in Nuclear Oversight and Maintenance before becoming Plant Manager in 2001. He was named Byron Site Vice President in 2003. Kuczynski also worked at Exelon's Dresden Station from 1984-99. During that time, he played an integral part in the successful improvement effort to have the site removed from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Watchlist.
Kuczynski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and earned a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) License from the NRC.