" My belief is that we need all of the clean energy technologies together to solve the planets problems."

– DR. KAM GHAFFARIAN
Executive Chairman
& Founder
 

" My belief is that we need all of the clean energy technologies together to solve the planets problems."

– DR. KAM GHAFFARIAN
Executive Chairman
& Founder

Leadership


Executive Team

DR. KAM GHAFFARIAN

Executive Chairman & Founder

Dr. Kam Ghaffarian is a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to creating companies that focus on operating with the highest integrity.

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J. CLAY SELL

CEO

The Honorable J. Clay Sell was appointed CEO of X-energy in January, 2019, and has served on its advisory board since September.

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HARLAN BOWERS

President

As president of X-energy, Harlan defines corporate strategy, implementation and oversees the development of a smaller, safer, next-generation nuclear reactor.

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CAROL LANE

Government Affairs

Carol Lane is a consultant with 25 years of energy, defense and space community experience in policy, government relations and business.

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RALPH LORETTA

Chief Financial Officer

As X-energy’s chief financial officer, Ralph oversees strategic investor relations, information technology, contracts, purchasing, and more.

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JEFF HARPER

Vice President,
Strategy and
Business Development

As vice president for strategy and business development at X-energy, Jeff directs long-term business plans specifically focused on customers..

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DR. EBEN MULDER

Chief Nuclear Officer

As chief nuclear officer at X-energy, Dr. Mulder maintains the architectural framework for the X-energy nuclear program in guiding design and implementation.

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DR. MARTIN VAN STADEN

Vice President, Reactor Development

Martin has been in the power generation environment for 25 years. He is currently leading technical design work and supporting licensing.

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DR. PETE PAPPANO

Vice President, Fuel Production

As vice president for fuel production, Pete leads the development of X-energy’s pebble fuel production strategy.

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CLINT MEDLOCK

Consultant, Program Management

A Southern Nuclear employee, Clint serves as a consultant to X-energy providing program management guidance.

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Board of Advisors

STEVE KUCZYNSKI

Chairman, President &
CEO, Southern Company

Steve Kuczynski is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear, located in Birmingham, Alabama.

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DAN LIPMAN

Member, X-energy
Board of Advisors

Dan Lipman has been a member of X-energy’s Board of Advisors since 2017. He joined the Nuclear Energy Institute in January 2014.

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JOHN KOTEK

VP, Policy Dev. & Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute

John Kotek is the vice president for policy development and public affairs at NEI. He is responsible for providing policy and public affairs leadership.

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JEFF MERRIFIELD

Legal Advisor to the Board Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

The Honorable Jeff Merrifield, a former presidential appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is passionate about identifying.

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DR. WILLIAM MADIA

VP, Stanford University President, Madia & Associates, LLC

Dr. Madia has been a leader in research, development, and deployment of energy systems for.

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GLENN NEISES

Nuclear Director Burns & McDonnell

Mr. Glenn Neises is the Nuclear Director at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, a full-service engineering & construction firm.

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STEPHEN BYRNE

Nuclear Energy Institute Board of Directors

Stephen Byrne joined SCANA in 1995 and has more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry. He has served as SCE&G’s chief.

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Customer Advisory Council