January 17, 2014
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation announced the appointment of Adam Heflin as its new chief executive officer and chief nuclear officer. Heflin will be responsible for leading improvements in the efficiency and reliability of operations at Wolf Creek while maintaining the plant's strong safety record. Heflin will succeed Matt Sunseri, who announced his retirement last year.
"Adam is one of the top nuclear officers in the industry. He brings the depth of experience coupled with the leadership skills and performance record we were seeking for the top job at Wolf Creek," said Mark Ruelle, chairman of the board of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation and president and chief executive officer of Westar Energy, one of Wolf Creek's owner companies. "During his tenure as chief nuclear officer for Ameren Missouri, Adam helped shape best practices for single plant nuclear operations in America. His experience leading the Callaway Energy Center, a plant nearly identical in design to our facility, makes him ideally suited to maintain and improve performance at Wolf Creek."
While at Ameren, Heflin is credited with leading a focused initiative that saw major operational, safety and cultural improvements at the Callaway Energy Center.
"I am excited about the opportunity to join the outstanding organization at Wolf Creek," said Heflin. "Wolf Creek serves an important role in Kansas and in the energy resource portfolios of our owner companies. I look forward to working in collaboration with the board and the team at Wolf Creek to deliver strong future performance."
Heflin holds a bachelor's degree in general engineering from Arkansas Tech University as well as having completed post graduate studies in operations management from the University of Arkansas. Previous to joining Ameren in 2005, Heflin served as a nuclear plant manager for Entergy and started his nuclear career with the U.S. Navy.
About Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation
Located northeast of Burlington in Coffey County, Kan., the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (WCNOC) owns and operates the Wolf Creek Generating Station and is a subsidiary of three companies: Kansas City Power & Light, a Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP) company (47 percent ownership), Kansas Gas and Electric, a Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) company (47 percent ownership) and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (6 percent ownership). WCNOC manages the Wolf Creek Generating Station for its ownership group, who share in its energy production in proportion to their ownership interest.
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WOLF CREEK NUCLEAR OPER CORP
1550 Oxen Ln NE
United States, 66839