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Regulatory Veteran Ozzie Vidal Joins Certrec’s OLC Team as Senior Project Manager

40-Year Nuclear Licensing and Engineering Expert Brings Design Basis and Tech Specs Expertise to Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance Team

FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) July 25, 2018 — Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, announced today that industry veteran Ozzie Vidal has joined its staff to serve as a Senior Project Manager. 

“I am very excited about becoming a part of the Certrec team,” Vidal said. “I look forward to using my expertise in nuclear plant licensing to help our clients and the nuclear industry achieve and maintain excellent regulatory performance.” 

Mr. Vidal brings almost 40 years of licensing, regulatory affairs, emergency preparedness, and risk-informed engineering experience to Certrec. He previously worked at Turkey Point Nuclear Plant as a Reactor Engineer and served in various roles at Hatch Nuclear Power Plant. He has spent the last seven years as a Contract Engineer in the areas of Risk-Informed Engineering and Regulatory Affairs. 

“Ozzie is known throughout the nuclear community for his broad design basis and technical specification knowledge,” said Mike O’Keefe, Office of Licensing and Compliance Services Director. “We are excited for him to join us at a critical time in the nuclear industry when the ability to thoroughly research a plant’s design and licensing basis helps them remain competitive.”

About Certrec:
Certrec is a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions for the energy industry with the mission of helping ensure a stable, reliable, bulk electric supply. Since 1988, Certrec’s SaaS applications and consulting know-how have helped hundreds of power-generating facilities manage their regulatory compliance and reduce their risks.

Certrec’s engineers and business teams bring a cumulative 1,500 years of working experience in regulatory areas of compliance, engineering, and operations, including nuclear, fossil, solar, wind facilities, and other Registered Entities generation and transmission.

Certrec has helped more than 200 generating facilities establish and maintain NERC Compliance Programs. We manage the entire NERC compliance program for 80+ registered entities in the US, Canada, and Mexico that trust us to decrease their regulatory and reputational risk. Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certified and has successfully completed annual SOC 2 Type 2 examinations.

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