Dale Atkinson

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Dale Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer

Dale Atkinson has served as COO and Chief Nuclear Officer since he joined NuScale in 2014, where he is responsible for operations, engineering, projects, supply chain services, quality assurance, human resources, information technology, corporate services and regulatory affairs. Before joining NuScale, Mr. Atkinson worked at Energy Northwest where he served as Chief Nuclear Officer and VP of Nuclear Generation (2005-2008), VP of Technical Services (2009-2012) and VP of Energy Business Services (2013-2014).


Mr. Atkinson has 44 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, including five years of service as an officer serving on nuclear attack submarines in the United States Navy and has provided consulting services on initial power plant testing to several utilities.


Mr. Atkinson is a member of the Oregon State University (OSU) Academy of Distinguished Engineers, a member of the OSU Dean of Engineering’s Leadership Council, former Chairman of the Utilities Service Alliance representing 26% of the United States nuclear generating fleet and is the former Chairman of the advisory board for the Nuclear Science and Engineering department at OSU.


Mr. Atkinson holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from OSU, a Master of Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.