Mr. Foster has more than 40 years of progressive management and Operational experience in Naval, Commercial and Department of Energy nuclear programs. His experience includes the fields of Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance, Training, Operations, Operational Readiness Reviews, Management Self-Assessment, and the Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuels. Mr. Foster retired from SRS in December 2013. And became a consultant.
His experience Critical Function Evaluations and operational assessment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mr. Foster supported the Parsons Corporation with the Prestart Readiness Assessment of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF). Mr. Foster’s expertise was invaluable in support of the Operations, Maintenance, Procedures, Training and Quality Assurance organizations in their preparations ahead of the successful Contractor and Department Of Energy, Operational Readiness Reviews. Mr. Foster provided expert services for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Independent Evaluation Board. Conducting multiple facility assessments evaluating the implementation of Training, Conduct of Operations, Maintenance and Engineering functions. He has acted as a Conduct of Operations mentor for the Savannah River Remediation DWPF facility. Mr. Foster has provided expert consulting advice to the Associate Directorate of Environmental Safety and Health (ADESH) at the Los Alamo National Laboratory (LANL). Services include developing and implementing training in the area of Conduct of Operations and mentoring maintenance and craft in Conduct of Maintenance activities.
Mr. Foster holds a B.S., General Business, University of the State of New York, and A.A., Nuclear Engineering, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA. He is also a Bechtel Certified LEAN/Six Sigma Black Belt.
Mr. Foster is retired from the USN-R Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Program.