Thursday, June 18, 2009

VUI Officers Elected to American Nuclear Society, Virginia Section Executive Committee


June 9, 2009

Patrick Wales
Virginia Uranium Inc.
(434) 432-1065

VUI Officers Elected to American Nuclear Society, Virginia Section Executive Committee
Two executives from Virginia Uranium Inc., headquartered in Chatham, Virginia, have been elected to the executive committee of the Virginia Section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Mick Mastilovic, vice president of operations, has been elected member at large. Nina Beth Thornton, controller, was elected to serve as liaison to Women in Nuclear‐‐ a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages women working in nuclear industries throughout the world.

Chartered more than 50 years ago, the American Nuclear Society is a nonprofit, international, scientific and educational organization. Its historic mission is to promote the advancement of nuclear technology and professions throughout the United States. The Virginia Section of the American Nuclear Society was chartered on September 26th, 1956, and has over 100 members representing Richmond, Lynchburg, the Tidewater area, Charlottesville, and Virginia’s nuclear stations.

Norm Reynolds, chairman and chief executive officer of VUI, praised the election of Thornton and Mastilovic: “This is an important part of what our company is all about,” he said. “We want our officers and employees to spread the word about the wonders of clean nuclear energy. The election of Nina and Mick signifies their strong position on the state and national levels of this important group.”

Commenting on his election to the executive committee, Mastilovic explained that “The ANS has a commendable purpose to be recognized as a credible advocate for advancing and promoting nuclear science and technology.” Mastilovic is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia with over 15 years experience in the energy industry.

Thornton, who has been a part of Virginia Uranium since its founding, commented that membership in the ANS has allowed her “to continually build my knowledge base in this cutting edge field. I’ve learned to leverage the relationships and knowledge that the ANS fosters to promote nuclear science and technology right here in Virginia.”

Both Mastilovic and Thornton recommended the upcoming four‐day Science Teacher Workshop on the science of nuclear energy and radiation as one example of how the ANS, Virginia Section is meeting its mission. The workshop will be held in Richmond on July 14‐18.

For additional information on the Science Teacher Workshop, visit

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