Appendix D
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

B. John Garrick, Chair, was a founder of PLG, Inc., and retired as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Currently he has an active consulting practice in the development and application of the risk sciences to systems in the nuclear, space, chemical, and marine fields. He received the Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Achievement Award and was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste in 1994, for which he is now Chairman. Dr. Garrick was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993, serves in various capacities for the National Research Council. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Vicki M. Bier earned her B.S. from Stanford in 1976 and her Ph.D. from MIT in 1983. Her specialties include operations research and risk assessment. Dr. Bier is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 1989. From 1982 to 1989 she worked in risk assessment of nuclear power plants for Pickard, Lowe and Garrick, Inc. Dr. Bier's memberships include the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and the Society for Risk Analysis. Her research interests focus on the treatment of uncertainty in estimation and decision making.

Allen G. Croff is associate director of the Chemical Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His areas of focus include initiation and technical management of research and development involving waste management, nuclear fuel cycles, transportation, conservation, and renewable energy. Since joining ORNL in 1974, he has been involved in numerous technical studies that have focused on waste management and nuclear fuel cycles, including: (1) supervising and participating in the updating, maintenance, and implementation of the ORIGEN-2 computer code; (2) developing a risk-based, generally applicable radioactive waste classification system; (3) multidisciplinary development and assessment of actinide partitioning and transmutation; and (4) leading and participating on multidisciplinary national and international technical committees. He is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Management and the DOE Nuclear Research Advisory Committee. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, a Nuclear Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.



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--> Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members B. John Garrick, Chair, was a founder of PLG, Inc., and retired as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Currently he has an active consulting practice in the development and application of the risk sciences to systems in the nuclear, space, chemical, and marine fields. He received the Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Achievement Award and was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste in 1994, for which he is now Chairman. Dr. Garrick was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993, serves in various capacities for the National Research Council. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Vicki M. Bier earned her B.S. from Stanford in 1976 and her Ph.D. from MIT in 1983. Her specialties include operations research and risk assessment. Dr. Bier is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 1989. From 1982 to 1989 she worked in risk assessment of nuclear power plants for Pickard, Lowe and Garrick, Inc. Dr. Bier's memberships include the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and the Society for Risk Analysis. Her research interests focus on the treatment of uncertainty in estimation and decision making. Allen G. Croff is associate director of the Chemical Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His areas of focus include initiation and technical management of research and development involving waste management, nuclear fuel cycles, transportation, conservation, and renewable energy. Since joining ORNL in 1974, he has been involved in numerous technical studies that have focused on waste management and nuclear fuel cycles, including: (1) supervising and participating in the updating, maintenance, and implementation of the ORIGEN-2 computer code; (2) developing a risk-based, generally applicable radioactive waste classification system; (3) multidisciplinary development and assessment of actinide partitioning and transmutation; and (4) leading and participating on multidisciplinary national and international technical committees. He is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Management and the DOE Nuclear Research Advisory Committee. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, a Nuclear Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

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--> Marshall E. Drummond was President and Chief Executive of Eastern Washington University from 1990 to 1998. He has published numerous articles on information systems, management, and personnel training. He has served on numerous boards and committees including Spokane Chamber of Commerce and Executive Committee, Spokane Symphony Board, United Way Board, Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth Club of California, and the San Francisco Symphony. He chaired both the Hanford Future Uses Commission and the Hanford Tank Waste Commission. Dr. Drummond was a member of the National Research Council Sub Committee on Emerging Technologies for Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal. He received his B.S. in Economics and Management and his M.B.A. from San Jose University and his Ed.D. in Organizational Management and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. John Roecker has more than 40 years of experience in engineering, nuclear operations, and program management, including radioactive and hazardous waste management, nuclear chemical processing, space nuclear auxiliary power systems, breeder reactors, and commercial nuclear systems. He is currently an active consultant in the Tank Waste Remediation Systems (TWRS) privatization program at Hanford. Mr. Roecker has been employed by various companies at the Hanford Site since 1977. He served as manager of the TWRS Program Integration, deputy manager of defense waste remediation, and assistant to the vice president of environmental and waste management at the Westinghouse Hanford Company. Prior to working at Westinghouse Hanford, Mr. Roecker was employed by Rockwell International and Rockwell Hanford Operations where he served as Director of Research and Engineering and as Director of Waste Management Programs. He received a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Illinois. He is a Registered Professional Nuclear Engineer and a member of the American Nuclear Society. Claude Sombret was born and educated in Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in ceramics. Dr. Sombret joined the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) in 1957, where he held several positions until his retirement in 1994. Currently, Dr. Sombret is working as a consultant and resides in Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon, France. He has been involved in R&D in the field of waste management and has conducted research on the specification of the French nuclear waste classes, as well as on processes of industrial interest dealing with high-level vitrification. One of these processes is now implemented in the French vitrification facilities at Marcoule (AVM) and at La Hague (R7 and T7) and at Sellafield, UK (WVP). He played a major role in the design of AVM and participated in the design of R7 and T7. Dr. Sombret has published articles in French, American, and British journals and has presented over fifty papers at various symposia. He is a member of many societies and associations, including the American Nuclear Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the Materials Research Society. Martin J. Steindler worked at Argonne National Laboratory until his retirement in 1993. His last position at Argonne was as Director of the Chemical Technology Division. Dr. Steindler's expertise is in the fields of the nuclear fuel cycle and associated chemistry, engineering, and safety. In addition, he has experience in the structure and management of RD&D organizations and activities. He has published more than 125 papers, patents, and reports on topics in these areas. He received a B.S. degree in 1948, an M.S. degree in 1949, and a Ph.D. degree in 1952, all in chemistry from the University of Chicago. During his career, Dr. Steindler has been a consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission, the Energy Research and Development Agency, and various Department of Energy Laboratories. He chaired both the Materials Review

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--> Board for the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management and the USNRC's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. Dr. Steindler has served on several NRC committees, and currently serves on the Board of Radioactive Waste. Raymond G. Wymer is a retired director of the Chemical Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a specialist in radiochemical separations technology for radioactive waste management and nuclear fuel reprocessing. He is a consultant for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and for the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of chemical separations technology. He consults for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Energy on matters of nuclear nonproliferation. He is currently a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the American Institute of Chemists, and has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Robert E. Wilson Award in Nuclear Chemical Engineering and the American Nuclear Society's Special Award for Outstanding Work on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. He received a B.A. from Memphis State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.