RICHLAND -- Tony Umek has been named to lead Fluor's office in Richland, which employs 600 people.
He is returning to the Tri-Cities as director and project manager of the office, where he will be responsible for environmental and nuclear work.
Fluor's Richland office supports Hanford contractors CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. and the Mission Support Alliance, as well as Fluor Hanford's prime contract close-out office. Employees there also work at the Department of Energy project in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and provide services for other Fluor government projects around the world.
Umek most recently was vice president of environment, safety, health and quality under a DOE contract at Savannah River, S.C. But he spent nearly two decades of his 38-year career in nuclear-related fields at Hanford.
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At Hanford he held management positions at the Fast Flux Test Facility and the tank farms, as well as serving as a Fluor Hanford vice president of environment, safety, health and quality from 2004-08.
In the community he was active in Rotary International, the CREHST museum, Mid-Columbia Symphony, Columbia Industries and Catholic Family & Child Services.
Umek is taking over for Jim Jacobsen, who managed Fluor's Richland office for the past year. Jacobsen is staying on as Umek's deputy director.