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Rolf F. Ziesing

Rolf F. Ziesing joined Westinghouse in 2006, and has served as the Director, Quality, US / Asia Nuclear Fuel Operations and the Director, US AP1000 Licensing before assuming his current position as the Westinghouse Site Operations and Consortium Licensing Director at the Vogtle AP1000 construction site near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Prior to joining Westinghouse, Rolf worked at Naval Reactors (NR) for 20 years. Rolf held several positions at Naval Reactors including the Branch Chief for nuclear welding, nondestructive testing, and quality assurance, the NNSA Assistant Manager for Operations at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, the Naval Sea Systems Command Technical Representative – Pittsburgh with responsibility for directing the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program supplier quality assurance program, and the Naval Reactors Representative in Groton, Connecticut with responsibility for the oversight of all aspects of naval nuclear-related operations at Electric Boat Corporation and Naval Submarine Base - New London. During his tenure in Groton, Rolf oversaw the nuclear construction and test programs for USS VIRGINIA (first-of-class) and USS JIMMY CARTER nuclear submarines, including participation in both ‘alpha’ sea trials.

Rolf holds a bachelor of science in Metallurgical Engineering from the Montana School of Mines and is a graduate of the Bettis Reactor Engineering School. In 2001, Rolf was appointed by Energy Secretary Richardson into the Senior Executive Service. His awards include the Department of Navy Superior Public Service award and the Secretary of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration Gold Medal award.

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