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Mr. Satorius was appointed the Executive Director for Operations of the NRC in August of 2013. He is the chief operating officer of the Commission, and is authorized and directed to discharge the operational and administrative functions necessary for the day-to-day operations of the agency.
Mr. Satorius joined the NRC in 1989, serving in Region IV as an Operating Licensing Examiner, and then as a Reactor Inspector and Senior Project Engineer. In 1994, he transferred to Headquarters as a Senior Enforcement Specialist in the Office of Enforcement (OE), and in 1996 was selected as Deputy Director, OE. In 1999, Mr. Satorius joined the staff of the Office of the Executive Director for Operations as a Senior Regional Coordinator, and later served as Chief, Regional Operations and Program Management Staff. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chief, Performance Assessment Section, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
In 2003, Mr. Satorius was selected for the Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Deputy Director, Division of Reactor Projects, Region IV, and was later promoted to Director, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region IV. In 2004, he transferred to Region III and served as Director, Division of Reactor Projects. In 2007, Mr. Satorius was appointed to the position of Deputy Regional Administrator, Region III and in 2009 became the Regional Administrator, Region III. In 2011, he was appointed Director, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
Mr. Satorius graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, successfully completed training in the Navy's Nuclear Power Training Program, served as a nuclear-trained submarine officer, and attained formal certification from the Naval Reactor Program as a Nuclear Engineering Officer. Mr. Satorius continued his service as a Naval Reserve Officer and retired as a Captain.
After leaving active duty, Mr. Satorius managed his family's Illinois-based 1500 acre grain and livestock farming operation from 1980 to 1988. Before coming to the NRC, he spent a year as the COO of The White House, a start-up retail company that added three new retail locations, doubling the size of the company and tripling its gross income, during his year's tenure.