Mr. Andersen has more than 35 years of experience in executive and management levels in nuclear safety, security, emergency preparedness, and incident response. His career included 27 years with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), culminating in service as the Director, Division of Physical and Cyber Security Policy. In his current position with EXCEL, he is responsible for identifying new business opportunities and assisting the President & CEO in building and driving a strategy and business plan to position EXCEL for long-term growth. Mr. Andersen is also responsible for assisting clients with the design, implementation, and evaluation of their physical and cyber security protection systems. The consulting services include effectiveness and efficiency reviews, preparation for oversight agencies’ inspection activities, performance tests to identify areas for improvement, and corrective action programs to remedy weaknesses and/or areas of noncompliance with relevant requirements.
Mr. Andersen has considerable experience with the NRC’s licensing and oversight processes. Prior to the NRC, Mr. Andersen served as a nuclear submarine officer and has extensive operational experience aboard a nuclear-powered submarine. He attained formal certification from the Director of the Naval Reactors Program as a Qualified Nuclear Engineering Officer.