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Amentum names Tom Foster Chief Operating Officer for Nuclear & Environment Strategic Business Unit

Tom Foster, Amentum's Chief Operating Officer for Environment & Energy Strategic Business Unit

Foster leaves Savannah River Remediation to take on a corporate role

GERMANTOWN, Md.; Feb. 26, 2020 – Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced today that Tom Foster, an experienced veteran of nuclear operations and waste management, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Amentum’ s Nuclear & Environment Strategic Business Unit, effective March 1.

In this role, Mr. Foster will oversee all nuclear operations for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contracts in high-level radioactive waste management, demolition and remediation of radioactive waste and Cold War facilities in the U.S. and similar international operations in Europe, Canada, and Asia.

“Tom has an excellent domestic and international reputation in the nuclear and waste management business. His accomplishments at the U.S. DOE’s Savannah River and Hanford sites and the United Kingdom’s Sellafield nuclear site indicate his exceptional pedigree for this important role in our company,” said John Vollmer, Chief Executive Officer of Amentum.

Mr. Foster has more than 35 years of experience in the nuclear industry, leading efforts in decommissioning, operations, project management, and engineering. His most recent assignment was President and Project Manager at the Amentum-led company, Savannah River Remediation. Under his leadership, Savannah River Remediation projects won the DOE Project of the Year and Project Management Excellence awards and reached a contract total of 11 million safe hours worked without an injury resulting in a missed workday.

He has held other roles in the industry serving as Chief Decommissioning Officer at the Sellafield Site and Director of Remediation for the River Corridor project at Hanford, Wash.

“Tom’s depth of experience and knowledge of our industry makes him a great fit for the COO role,” said Mark Whitney, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Amentum’s Nuclear & Environment Strategic Business Unit. His leadership will strengthen our safety and operational excellence and enhance our governance model for all our clients.”


About Amentum

Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., we employ more than 20,000 people in 48 states and 28 foreign countries and territories. Visit us at to explore how we deliver excellence for our customers’ most vital missions.

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