James Taylor has been named general manager of URS Corp.'s Global Management and Operations Services Business Group, which manages the company's Hanford work.
That includes Washington River Protection Solutions' tank farm work, Washington Closure Hanford's work to clean up Hanford along the Columbia River and URS's work as the primary subcontractor at the Hanford vitrification plant.
Taylor replaces David Pethick, who retired last month.
Taylor previously was senior vice president of business development for the URS group. He has broad experience in domestic and international business development, process engineering, project management in nuclear operations, facility decontamination and decommissioning, environmental remediation and waste management, accord to URS.
Todd Wright, who has worked at the Hanford vitrification plant, has been named to a newly created position as executive vice president of operations for the URS group. He most recently was board chairman for Sellafield Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
In addition, John Hayfield, of the Tri-Cities, has been promoted to Taylor's previous position and will have overall responsibility for the group's pursuit of new business and proposal development. Hayfield previously was vice president and deputy manager for business development for the URS group, building nuclear management and decontamination and decommissioning business.